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U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez made a strong case for the value of labor unions following the release of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2014 Union Membership Report.The report highlights that the median weekly earnings of nonunion workers ($763) were only 79 percent of earnings for workers who were union members ($970). If you do the math, it amounts to $10,000 more a year for union members.


 

The 2015 AFSCME Women’s Leadership Academy will be held from June to December of this year.


 

Vice President's Report Coming Soon.... Click the link above "Vice President's Corner" for more information and updates!

Follow the link below for information from the United Community Housing Coalition in Detroit.  In addition, members facing foreclosure. . .

Senate Bill - 0250 - Veteran's Homes - This is the Bill introduced by the Senate with language to prepare a feasibility study on the fiscal impact of converting all resident care aide positons at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans to contractual positions.

On June 11, 2009, this Bill was passed by the Senate, and referred to the House.

The House amended Senate Bill 250 and removed language concerning the feasibility study of convering the resident care aide positions to contractual positons.

On June 25, 2009, the House voted on the amended Senate Bill 250 and it was passed . The new SB 250 has been sent back to the Senate and is awaiting a vote.

To view the actions taken on Senate Bill 250, please click on the Senate Bill 250 at the top of the page.

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