SEIU Michigan State Council Endorses Dan Kildee For Congress

April 20, 2012

SEIU Michigan State Council Endorses Dan Kildee For Congress

Citing his record of standing up for and working to strengthen the middle class


FLINT – The SEIU Michigan State Council, which represents 80,000 workers across Michigan in the areas of healthcare, state and local government and building services, have endorsed Dan Kildee for Congress. The 5th Congressional District encompasses all of Genesee, Bay, Iosco and Arenac Counties, part of Saginaw County – including the city of Saginaw – and part of Tuscola County.

“We need more people in Congress like Dan Kildee.  Dan has a strong record of making government work for all of the people not just the 1%,” said SEIU State Council President Marge Robinson-Faville.  “He is someone who will fight every day to protect workers’ ability to have a say on how they provide high quality services to their clients and the public through the collective bargaining process.  We look forward to having Dan Kildee in Congress and working with him on strengthening Michigan’s middle class.”

“I am honored to have the support of the SEIU Michigan State Council and the thousands of men and women they represent across the 5th Congressional district,” said Dan Kildee. “I’m running for Congress because too many folks in Washington aren’t focused on what’s important – job creation, making government work for everyone, creating a brighter future for our children, and ensuring that our parents have security and dignity in their later years.  I know that by working together we can make these things a reality.”

In recent weeks, Kildee has also received endorsements from numerous other labor organizations, including the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights, United Auto Workers (UAW), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 25, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), International Union of Operating Engineers (IOUE) Local 324, Michigan Laborers’ District Council, Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), Michigan Nurses Association, Communications Workers of America (CWA), and the Michigan State AFL-CIO.