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12 MICHIGAN UNIONS ANNOUNCE 'MICHIGAN LABOR FOR CLINTON' COMMITTEE

 12 MICHIGAN UNIONS ANNOUNCE 'MICHIGAN LABOR FOR CLINTON' COMMITTEE
 DETROIT, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives of 12 Michigan unions today announced the formation of a Michigan Labor for Clinton Committee pointed toward the state's primary election next Tuesday in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
 Bill Clinton was praised for his progressive and pro-jobs 12-year record as governor of Arkansas, while former California Gov. Jerry Brown was blasted for his highly unfair flat-tax proposal which would raise taxes on most working families while cutting them in half for the richest 1 percent of the population, the committee said. Former Massachusetts Sen. Paul Tsongas was also attacked for his opposition to a striker-replacement law and for his "extremely regressive" 50-cent-a- gallon gasoline tax hike proposal.
 At a news conference held at the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT), John Elliott, DFT president, and Hugh Jarvis, president of the Michigan Federation of Teachers, introduced officials of the 10 other unions voicing support for Clinton:
 -- James Glass, president, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 25;
 -- John Denniston, president, Michigan State Employees Association (MSEA), AFSCME;
 -- Chester Latey, secretary-treasurer, Michigan State Conference, Bricklayers and Allied Crafts;
 -- Jack Carney, vice president, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU);
 -- Ken Gerasimos, business agent, Marine Engineers Benefits Association (MEBA), National Maritime Union;
 -- Willie Hampton, first vice president, Local 79, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and chair of the Metropolitan Detroit Human Rights Committee;
 -- Jerry Armstead, senior vice president, Local 876, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW);
 -- Larry Handley and Don Lindemier, international representatives, Communications Workers of America (CWA);
 -- Gary Faley, representing the Transportation Communications Union (TCU); and
 -- Representatives of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) also participated.
 Detailed criticism of the tax policy proposals of both Brown and Tsongas were offered by Robert McGarrah Jr., public policy director of AFSCME International, based upon recent studies by the Citizens for Tax Justice, a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of labor, public interest and grassroots groups working for fairer taxes at the federal, state and local levels.
 McGarrah also noted that the Los Angeles Times recently declared that Brown's flat tax, which would require a national sales as well as income tax, "could shift billions of dollars off the shoulders of the richest Americans and onto the poor and the middle class."
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 /CONTACT: Phil Helms of AFSCME Council 25, 313-827-1770; Kim Moran of the Michigan Federation of Teachers, 313-557-6408; or David Hoffman of AFSCME International, 202-429-1130/ CO: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees;
 AFSCME Council 25; Michigan Federation of Teachers ST: Michigan IN: SU: CPN


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