NAFTA Townhall – Weds Sept 20

Please join the labor community for a town-hall meeting on NAFTA, co-sponsored by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. This is the place to inform yourself about the details, get updated on where the negotiations are, and plan how we are going to put pressure on the Trump Admin and the Congress to make sure NAFTA gets changed in ways that make it worker and union friendly.

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
7-9:00pm
UAW Local 600
10550 Dix Ave, Dearborn, MI

For more information, see the Facebook event. You can also register here.

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Rally Against the Trump-Walmart Agenda

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Join Progressives at the University of Michigan and the labor community tomorrow:

When: Thursday Sept 14 at 5 PM
Where: University of Michigan Diag
Facebook event

“Join us on the Diag to explore the (un)surprising links between Trump’s vision of America and Walmart’s mega-corporate business model. The goal of this rally — one of 30 being held across the country — is to expose the real consequences of this destructive, shared agenda. We see these effects in education, jobs, health care, & political economy. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to show solidarity with the labor movement right here in our local community. Let’s stand up for a better, more inclusive future!

Speakers (more tba!):
Ian Robinson: Lecturer Employees Organization, Graduate Employees Organization, Huron Valley Area Labor Federation
Michelle Regalado Deatrick: Washtenaw County Commissioner, District 2
Phil Bianco: DSA Huron Valley, labor activist”

“o explore the (un)surprising links between Trump’s vision of America and Walmart’s mega-corporate business model. The goal of this rally — one of 30 being held across the country — is to expose the real consequences of this destructive, shared agenda. We see these effects in education, jobs, health care, & political economy. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to show solidarity with the labor movement right here in our local community. Let’s stand up for a better, more inclusive future!

Support EMU Lecturers!

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Thanks to everyone who has come out to support EMU Lecturers in the past weeks and months. HVALF encourages our labor and community allies to keep showing up for EMUFT in this fight:

“Supporters are encouraged to observe bargaining! EMUFT will be bargaining with the administration in Boone Hall on:
– Tuesday, August 29 from 4pm – 9pm
– Wednesday, August 30 from 5pm – 9pm
We will meet in our caucus room, G12B Boone, on both days.

Supporters are also encouraged to join EMUFT for an informational picket at the EMU Student Center (near the pond) and march:
– Friday, September 1 from 11am – 1pm.”

Follow the EMUFT Facebook page for updates.

Rally in Solidarity with Charlottesville

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Sisters and brothers,
I’m sure that by now all of you have heard of what happened in Charlottesville, VA.  I’ve just learned that there will be a rally tonight Sunday August 13 at 7 PM  on the U-M Diag in solidarity with those who challenged the white supremacists.   This is not much advance notice, I realize, but I wanted to share in case you can be there.  I will be and will represent.

In solidarity,
Ian Robinson
President, HVALF

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