Additional Endorsements 2018

Below are the Huron Valley Area Labor Federation’s endorsements in upcoming races. The primary election is Tuesday, August 7 and the general election is Tuesday, November 6.

FEDERAL OFFICE

  • US Senate – Debbie Stabenow
  • District 7 – Gretchen Driskell
  • District 8 – Elissa Slotkin
  • District 12 – Debbie Dingell

STATEWIDE OFFICE

  • Governor – Gretchen Whitmer
  • Secretary of State – Jocyelen Benson

STATE SENATE

  • District 18 – Jeff Irwin
  • District 22 – Adam Dreher

STATE REPRESENTATIVE

  • District 52 – Donna Lasinski
  • District 53 – Yousef Rabhi
  • District 54 – Ronnie Peterson
  • District 55 – Rebekah Warren

ANN ARBOR CITY COUNCIL

  • Mayor – Jack Eaton (D)
  • Ward 3 – Julie Grand (D)
  • Ward 4 – Graydon Krapohl (D)
  • Ward 5 – Chuck Warpehoski (D)

YPSILANTI CITY COUNCIL

  • Mayor – Anne Brown (NPA)
  • Ward 1 – Ka’Ron Gaines (D)
  • Ward 3 – Desiraé Simmons (NPA)

WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

  • District 1 – Kent Martinez-Kratz (D)
  • District 2 – Sue Shink (D)
  • District 3 – Shannon Beeman (D)
  • District 4 – Felicia Brabec (D)
  • District 5 – Justin Hodge (D)
  • District 6 – Ricky Jefferson (D)
  • District 7 – Andy LaBarre (D)
  • District 8 – Jason Morgan (D)
  • District 9 – Katie Scott (D)
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2018 HVALF Endorsements

Below are the Huron Valley Area Labor Federation’s endorsements in races for Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti City Councils and for the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners. The primary election is Tuesday, August 7 and the general election is Tuesday, November 6.

ANN ARBOR CITY COUNCIL

  • Mayor – Jack Eaton (D)
  • Ward 3 – Julie Grand (D)
  • Ward 4 – Graydon Krapohl (D)
  • Ward 5 – Chuck Warpehoski (D)

YPSILANTI CITY COUNCIL

  • Mayor – Anne Brown (NPA)
  • Ward 1 – Ka’Ron Gaines (D)
  • Ward 3 – Desirae Simmons (NPA)

WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

  • District 1 – Kent Martinez-Kratz (D)
  • District 2 – Sue Shink (D)
  • District 3 – Shannon Beeman (D)
  • District 4 – Felicia Brabec (D)
  • District 5 – Justin Hodge (D)
  • District 6 – Ricky Jefferson (D)
  • District 7 – Andy LaBarre (D)
  • District 8 – Jason Morgan (D)
  • District 9 – Katie Scott (D)

 

Candidate Questionnaires Online – Due May 11th

Questionnaires for candidates seeking the endorsement of the Huron Valley Area Labor Federation are available online now. Completed questionnaires are due Friday, May 11th.

The State House & State Senate candidate questionnaire is available here. (HVALF makes recommendations to the Michigan AFL-CIO regarding endorsements in state and federal races.)

The County Commission candidate questionnaire is available here.

The City office candidate questionnaire is available here.

The questionnaire for local school board candidates will be made available following the July 24th filing deadline.

Labor Notes Troublemaker’s School Workshops – Feb 17 in Ypsilanti

Are your co-workers apathetic?

Are you worried about how your union will fare under Right-To-Work?

Come to these workshops that help organizers and activists build power on the job!

Local labor and community activists are hosting a second Ypsilanti Troublemaker’s School from 9:30 AM – 3 PM on Saturday February 17, at the Pray-Harrold Building on the EMU Campus in Ypsilanti. Register here

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Jackson City Endorsements 2017

Huron Valley Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, votes to endorse Derek Dobies for Mayor, Andrew Frounfelker for reelection as the 5th Ward City Councilmember and Colleen Sullivan for the 6th Ward City Councilmember.

We endorsed these candidates for a simple reason. They will fight for working people.
When a few billionaires can use their nearly unimaginable wealth to influence our politics, our jobs, and our lives, working people across the nation are standing up to say, “we’ve had enough.” That’s why the Huron Valley Area Labor Federation is standing by these candidates.
Our endorsement process is designed to be comprehensive and efficient. Candidates who fill out the HVALF’s on-line questionnaire are invited for interviews. All candidates must fill out the questionnaire to be recommended or endorsed. Everyone who fills out an HVALF questionnaire is invited to meet with the HVALF’s Committee on Political Education (COPE) for an interview. The COPE discusses information gathered from the questionnaire, the interview and other sources, and makes recommendations to the full HVALF delegate body at its next monthly meeting. The delegate body discusses the COPE’s recommendations and votes on each.

Free and independent trade unions – the collective organizations of America’s working people – have been a cornerstone of our democracy for over a century. We are working hard to rebuild our labor movement. We support strong candidates who will unequivocally stand up for working people and their unions. Their support is vital to our efforts to build a strong labor movement, a stronger democracy, and a better America.

Huron Valley Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, Votes to Endorse Jack Eaton, Zach Ackerman, Jason Frenzel, Chip Smith, and Jared Hoffert for Ann Arbor City Council

The delegate body of the Huron Valley Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, voted to endorse Jack Eaton (Ward 4), Zach Ackerman (Ward 3), Jason Frenzel (Ward 1), Chip Smith (Ward 5), and Jared Hoffert (Ward 2) for Ann Arbor City Council. We endorsed these candidates for a simple reason. They will fight for working people.

When a few billionaires can use their nearly unimaginable wealth to influence our politics, our jobs, and our lives, working people across the nation are standing up to say, “we’ve had enough.” That’s why the Huron Valley Area Labor Federation is standing by these candidates.

Our endorsement process is designed to be comprehensive and efficient. Candidates who fill out the HVALF’s on-line questionnaire are invited for interviews. All candidates must fill out the questionnaire to be recommended or endorsed. Everyone who fills out an HVALF questionnaire is invited to meet with the HVALF’s Committee on Political Education (COPE) for an interview. The COPE discusses information gathered from the questionnaire, the interview and other sources, and makes recommendations to the full HVALF delegate body at its next monthly meeting. The delegate body discusses the COPE’s recommendations and votes on each.

Free and independent trade unions – the collective organizations of America’s working people – have been a cornerstone of our democracy for over a century. We are working hard to rebuild our labor movement. We support strong candidates who will unequivocally stand up for working people and their unions. Their support is vital to our efforts to build a strong labor movement, a stronger democracy, and a better America. Join us on Facebook by searching Huron Valley Area Labor Federation/AFL-CIO and send us a message or call our office at 734-730-4356 to get involved.