News From Rep. Jones

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

LANSING — Today, the Michigan Civil Service Commission adopted new rules that severely limit Michigan civil service workers’ ability to negotiate job protections such as seniority, recall rights and the ability to negotiate grievances. In response, state Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) issued the following statement:

“I am extremely disappointed in the Civil Service Commission’s action today to strip state employees of the right to bargain over such issues as overtime, seniority and more. An efficient...

Thursday, August 17, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) urged his constituents and fellow community members to continue standing in solidarity with the city of Charlottesville, Va., after the white supremacist rally and counter-protest that left one person dead and several others injured.

“While it is important to condemn the hateful and violent actions that took place over the weekend — and I’m glad to see members of both parties doing just that — we must also...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) will meet with fellow elected officials and national leaders this week in San Francisco at the 12th annual National Convening of People For the American Way Foundation’s Young Elected Officials Network. At the convening, which is the largest gathering of young elected leaders in the country, Jones will participate in issue-based training sessions with nearly 100 fellow progressive elected officials from across the nation to learn best practices...

State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) will attend this year's Young Elected Officials Network Convening in San Francisco.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) expressed his support for the “Good Jobs for Michigan Program,” a package of bills passed by the Michigan House of Representatives today. Senate Bills 242-244 establish a program that offers incentives to eligible businesses in exchange for creating new, good-paying jobs in the state, bringing new economic opportunities to Michigan.

An existing Michigan business or new company relocating to the state could receive financial incentives if they agree...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

GARDEN CITY — State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) hosted a town hall meeting late last month with residents across the district to discuss issues that are important to them. The event was part of the Michigan House Democrats’ “This Is Your House” listening tour, featuring town hall meetings in locations across the state.

“The best way for elected officials to do their jobs is to listen to the people they represent,” Jones said. “I was...

State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) speaks to constituents after a town hall meeting on Monday, April 24, 2017, at the Maplewood Community Center in Garden City.