The HVALF is the regional level of the American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the federation of unions that represents about 11.5 of the 14.5 million union members in the United States.
The HVALF, which represents over 40 local unions based in four counties (Washtenaw, Livingston, Jackson and Hillsdale), brings together local union leaders to build a labor movement that improves the lives of all working families. To this end, we support struggles for worker rights and living wages in the workplace, and work to change the balance of political power to achieve racial and social justice in our region and our state.
Supporting political candidates who share these objectives is a vital part of our strategy for realizing those goals. With candidates for state and national offices, Michigan's regional labor bodies (Central Labor Councils, Area Labor Federations, etc) make recommendations to the Michigan AFL-CIO, which then decides who to endorse.
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