Jackson Town Hall – Hold Walberg Accountable

Dear Sisters, Brothers, and Friends:

HVALF will participate in an town hall in Jackson to stop proposed cuts to Medicaid/Medicare, social security, defunding Planned Parenthood, and the repeal to the ACA. Local activists have invited Tim Walberg,  as well as representatives from the healthcare industry, to the meeting.

If Tim doesn’t show up, we’ll go find him and call to ask why he won’t meet with hard working Americans.

The Jackson event will be held on Saturday, February 25, from 11:00am – 1:00pm
The location is Commonwealth Center, 209 E. Washington Street, Jackson, MI 49201.

Here is the link to the ACA event in Jackson on Saturday, February 25th:

The event’s organizers are still looking for folks to volunteer for the following roles: videographer, photographer, Facebook live, clean-up, and overflow support/crowd control. Please let me know if you’d be willing to volunteer, and I’ll put you in touch with the organizers.

Roll the union on,
Jake (hvalfwork at gmail.com)
Field Coordinator
Huron Valley ALF, AFL-CIO

AFGE Phone Bank This Week

Tuesday 2/14 evening and Thursday evening 2/16 from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the LEO/GEO office (339 E. Liberty, Suite 340, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104) HVALF members will work with our brothers and sisters in AFGE to send a message to Congressional Republicans from Michigan: “hands off Federal employees and protect the vital work they do.”
We’ve witnesses a number of bad bills pass through the House of Representatives in the last few weeks. These bills hurt veterans, hurt our economy, and make it difficult for our Federal agencies to keep folks safe. This is an outrage. Let’s keep the pressure on and keep building power for working families.

Local Rallies for Solidarity with Immigrants

Labor progressives in Southeast Michigan have 3 opportunities today to demonstrate solidarity with immigrants and oppose Trump’s Muslim Ban:

  1. Peaceful Protest Against Immigration Ban (And Everything Else)
    Where: Federal Building, 200 E. Liberty St, Ann Arbor
    When: 12 PM, Sunday Jan 29
    Facebook event
  2. Emergency Protest Hamtramck: We Stand in Solidarity with Muslims
    Where: Hamtramck City Hall, 3401 Evaline Ave, Hamtramck MI 48212
    When: 2 PM, Sunday Jan 29
    Facebook event
  3. DTW: Emergency Protest Against Muslim Ban
    Where: DTW Airport – McNamara Terminal- International Arrivals
    When: 4 PM, Sunday Jan 29
    Facebook event

Last night, unionized taxi drivers with the New York Taxi Workers Alliance used their power in an inspiring demonstration of solidarity with the rally against the Muslim Ban. Labor in Southeast Michigan should do the same and stand with our immigrant brothers and sisters.


Ypsi March for Love, Resilience & Action – Join us!

Dear Sisters, Brothers, and Friends:

The Huron Valley Area Labor Federation will participate in the The Ypsi March for Love, Resilience & Action on Jan. 20th-21st. On Friday Jan. 20th, 7pm, at Bona Sera – 200 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti – there will be a pre-march evening of music, performance, and preparation. HVALF will be present and working to build relationships and demonstrate our continuing solidarity with the community. We will also use this as an opportunity to speak to people about the power of a union.
On Saturday Jan. 21st, at 12pm, starting at Bona Sera, we’ll march with our community! In the words of the event’s organizers, “this is a time to express our grief and fear about how his political agenda may hurt many of us. But, it is also a time for us to show our RESILIENCE by marching to locations where activists, past and present, have bravely worked to transform our world through abolitionist, women’s, LGBT, civil rights, and labor resistance.”
 I hope to see you there!
HVALF Organizers

Save the Affordable Care Act Rally, Sun Jan 15, 12:30

Via American Federation of Teachers:

When: Sunday January 15, 12:30 PM
Where: Macomb Community College, 14500 E. 12 Mile Rd., Warren, MI.

“People are fed up with this GOP attack on our health care and folks in Michigan are ready to stand up and say they have had enough. So join me, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Senator Gary Peters, Congressman John Conyers, Congressman Sandy Levin, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, and Congressman Dan Kildee, along with citizens from throughout Michigan, and make your voice heard.”

Click here to RSVP.