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For Our Future Michigan to Host Panel Discussion on Importance of Unionization with Local Baristas a



FOR PLANNING PURPOSES:

May 24, 2022

CONTACT: Kenny Williams Jr.

kwilliams@forourfuturefund.org

313-525-6783


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For Our Future Michigan to Host Panel Discussion on Importance of Unionization with Local Baristas and Other Groups


DETROIT, MI – On Tuesday, May 24 at 6:00 p.m., For Our Future Michigan (FOF-MI) will host a panel discussion with Michigan AFL-CIO and SEIU Michigan on why unionization is so critical, steps workers are taking nationally and across Michigan to take back their rights, and how Michiganders can get involved in ensuring that workers’ rights are protected and prioritized.


The event is open to the media. Please RSVP to Kenny Williams Jr. at kwilliams@forourfuturefund.org.


WHO:

Michigan AFL-CIO

SEIU Michigan


WHAT: Panel discussion with community members and community groups


WHEN: Tuesday, May 24 at 6:00 p.m.


WHERE: Virtual - Register here.


BACKGROUND: FOF-MI has been organizing on the ground in Michigan since 2018 in support of progressive policies and candidates, including President Biden, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, and dozens of congressional, state legislative, and local candidates.


FOF-MI strongly believes in steady, good-paying jobs, decreased gender and/ racial wage gaps, better benefits, increased access to time off, safer working conditions, and more. The ability for workers to be able to organize, collectively bargain for better working conditions and wages, and do so without fear or intimidation, shouldn’t be a partisan issue, a privilege, or in doubt, it should just be the law of the land.


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