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 and the rally, state Rep. Kara Hope (D-Holt) issued the following statement: 

“I applaud the United Six for the bravery they’ve shown in speaking out. Today’s demonstration shows just how far we need to go in ensuring equitable treatment for all of Michigan’s workers. I will continue to fight in the Legislature to put an end to the horrific, discriminatory behavior they have witnessed and experienced. I support their calls for justice.”