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This is Mike Shirkey’s Fault

Sometimes the slow progress of government processes is no one’s fault. Sometimes it’s a partisan issue. In the case of Michigan’s ongoing budget negotiations—which should and could have been resolved already—there is exactly one person to blame: Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey. This whole process started back in March, when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer introduced a…

Progress Michigan Welcomes Lynna Kaucheck 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 13, 2019 Contact: Lonnie Scott, (734) 323-6028, lonnie@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Welcomes Lynna Kaucheck  Kaucheck brings over 15 years of advocacy experience to Progress Michigan MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan is excited to welcome Lynna Kaucheck as their new Communications and Development Coordinator.  “Lynna’s skills and experience in Michigan politics…

GOP Legislators Must Work with Governor on Budget Negotiations

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 4, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org GOP Legislators Must Work with Governor on Budget Negotiations As lawmakers gear up for a three-week hunting vacation, the budget remains unsettled MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the fact that Michigan continues to be…

Labor Unions Back Drivers’ Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  News from Multiple Organizations  October 31, 2019 Contact: David Hecker, 313-204-6115, dhecker@aftmichigan.org Labor Unions Back Drivers’ Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants  MICHIGAN – Labor unions from across Michigan released the following joint-statement today supporting the Drive SAFE bills, which would give undocumented immigrants access to drivers’ licenses: “Our immigration system is broken and we need to fix it.…

Whitmer, Nessel Fight Back Against Trump

It’s no secret that, since he was elected in 2016, Donald Trump and his administration have consistently chipped away at workers’ rights and the social safety net, undermined environmental protections, and terrorized our immigrant community. Now, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and AG Dana Nessel are fighting back. In just the last few weeks, Whitmer has issued…

Michigan Nurses Association: Associate Executive Director for Communications and Public Relations

General SummaryThe Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) is an active, growing labor union which represents thousands of nurses in hospitals, clinics and health departments across the state of Michigan.  MNA seeks an Associate Executive Director for Communications and Public Relations to manage all aspects of MNA’s external and internal communication.  This includes member services and marketing;…