Bieda: GOP to Michigan workers — Expect cuts under prevailing wage repeal

Unions built Michigan’s middle class.

It was our neighbors who fought for fair wages, which gave us the greatest era of economic expansion. It was our friends who negotiated reasonable health care and retirement benefits for their families, and it was our families who advocated for secure work environments, which led to less deaths and injuries than ever before.

At a time when union members are being demonized by white-collar politicians and political pundits, who have never gotten their hands dirty, we have to ask ourselves: why is the middle class disappearing?

Michigan is falling behind because lawmakers continue to strip workers of their rights to negotiate basic aspects of their job, together, that everyone else gets to negotiate — including the push to repeal our Prevailing Wage law.

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26 Macomb Leaders from Across the County Stand with Steve Bieda for County Clerk/Register of Deeds

Leaders Say Bieda Is the Only Candidate Who Can Bring Real Reform and Real Change to the Clerk’s Office after Two Years of Turmoil

WARREN, MI — Just days after State Senator Steve Bieda (D-Warren) announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for Macomb County Clerk and Register of Deeds in August 2018, 26 Macomb leaders from all across the county have rallied to his campaign.

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What They’re Saying About Steve Bieda's Campaign for Macomb County Clerk

Jack Lessenberry, Michigan Radio, 4/24/18:

“I have no doubt Steve Bieda, who was sometimes called the conscience of the state senate, would have been a good congressman. But he would have been a very junior individual in a body of 435 members where seniority counts for nearly everything.

“Meanwhile, know what North Dakota, Delaware, Alaska and Wyoming have in common? Those entire states all have fewer people than Macomb County, Michigan. The clerk’s office in any major county is its nerve center – and Macomb’s, once a model of efficiency, has been horribly damaged by perhaps the most bizarre county clerk in Michigan history.

“The courts have removed her, but there is plenty of repair work to be done. Bieda will have both primary and general election opposition for the clerk’s job, but this time will be the clear favorite. His integrity, calm demeanor, knowledge of state government and background as a tax lawyer all should be assets if he does take over the clerk’s office in January.”

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