LANSING, Mich., Feb. 17, 2022 — Today, members of the Michigan House Democratic Caucus joined a coalition of labor voices in downtown Lansing in support of the United Six — a group of electricians formerly employed by United Electric Contractors. In a lawsuit filed last month, the group alleges that UEC maintained a retaliatory and hostile work environment where racial slurs and discrimination against Black and brown workers were commonplace. They held the demonstration in front of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan’s Lansing office — the trade association affiliated with UEC. In support of the United Six, state Rep. Kyra Bolden (D-Southfield) issued the following statement: 

“Racial discrimination has been an especially cruel part of our nation’s history. While we’ve made tremendous strides in combating racism, the stories the United Six have shared are proof that we still have a long way to go before achieving true equity. I proudly share my support for these men in taking a stand against racism — especially in the workplace.”