Dean Baker Events
HVALF invites the local labor and progressive community to attend one of three talks by economist Dean Baker, who will be leading a discussion on his new book Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer (free e-book):
University of Michigan:
Tuesday March 28, 7 – 9 PM,
Room 100, U-M Grad (Hatcher) Library Gallery, 913 S University Ave, Ann Arbor
Library Location and Nearby Parking
(HVALF President Ian Robinson will introduce Dean Baker at this event)
Wednesday March 29, 7 – 9 PM,
Carnegie Branch, Jackson District Library
244 W Michigan Ave, Jackson, 49201
Washtenaw Community College:
Thursday March 30, 4 – 6 PM,
Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150
Washtenaw Community College is at 4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, 48105
WCC Campus and Parking Map
EMUFT, the lecturers’ local at Eastern Michigan University, is holding a bargaining rally and march on Tuesday, March 7, beginning at 4:30pm at Pray-Harrold on EMU’s campus (E Circle Dr, Ypsilanti, MI 48197). Stand with EMUFT’s members and help them demonstrate the strength and solidarity of our movement.
Download flyer (PDF)
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)
Huron Valley ALF, AFL-CIO
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.
From HVALF’s affiliate union, the American Federation of Teachers: please take a look at this detailed piece on AFT’s position, what could happen under the executive orders, and actions that members can take:
AFT Opposes Trump Executive Orders: Information and Resources