Phone Bank for Flint Sunday 2-28

The HVCLC is coordinating a phone bank to call Flint residents who belong to the community organization, Flint Rising. We’ll be helping to organize Flint residents in order to make sure that the dictatorial emergency manager and poisoning of Flint never happens again. Please join us!

Where: IBEW 252 Hall, 7920 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI
When: Sunday 2-28-16, 2 – 5 PM

RSVP to Ian Robinson or Moe Fitzsimmons

Community Meeting in Flint, March 5

Flint Rising/Michigan Faith in Action is holding a community meeting in Flint on March 5th:

WHERE: Quinn Chapel AME, 2101 Lippincott Blvd. , Flint MI
WHEN: Sat. March 5, 4:00 PM
WHAT: A public meeting to which the Governor and State Senators and others will be invited.The community wants national and state decision-makers to hear the water crisis experiences of vulnerable households in Flint and the community’s three main demands:

  • Repay residents for bills paid for poisoned water,
  • replace all underground lead pipes,
  • and provide door-to-door free health screenings and effective treatment through mobile health clinics to all exposed to lead.

Contact Peggy Kahn (pegkahn@umflint.edu) for more details.

HVCLC condemns Republican assault on MI Teachers Rights

This evening, February 2, 2016, I’m proud to report that the Delegates of the Huron Valley Central Labor Council unanimously endorsed the following resolution:

We are outraged by the proposed Michigan Republican legislation (S.B. 713 and 714) attacking teachers and their unions. Once again Michigan Republican Legislators and Governor Snyder are legislatively attacking citizens’ right to free speech, freedom of association, and collective action.

We pledge our full support to the MEA and AFT-Michigan in defending their members and their unions in whatever ways the MEA and AFT-Michigan ask us, up to and including nonviolent civil disobedience. We believe now is the time we must all stand together to stop these fascist attacks on the democratic rights of Michigan citizens.

-Ian Robinson, President, HVCLC