The Legislative Labor Caucus, now entering its second session, met this week to elect new executive officers for the current term
LANSING, Mich., March 18, 2021 – Representative Terry J. Sabo (D-Muskegon) was elected Chair of the Michigan Legislative Labor Caucus on Tuesday afternoon.
“As a union member for my entire professional career, I have always been a strong advocate for Michigan workers,” said Sabo. “I view the caucus’ role as an educational tool to educate members from both sides of the aisle about labor unions and to ensure that the working-class men and women of Michigan are represented in Lansing.” He added “the diversity that this newly elected executive board brings to the table will be an asset. That, coupled with the labor experience that each brings, will help us build a strong foundation for the caucus to build on for years to come.”
While the inaugural Labor Caucus was launched last legislative session, it was slow to get off the ground due to the COVID-19 pandemic and members are ready to pick up where they left off.
The Michigan Legislative Labor Caucus was founded in December of 2018 as a bi-partisan and bi-cameral caucus and will reconvene in the next couple of weeks to set priorities for the remainder of the two-year session. Sabo said he is hopeful to attract new members from both parties. They plan to host a statewide listening tour over the next year to listen to workers and rank and file union members from every corner of the state.
Joining Sabo as officers are:
Executive Vice Chair: Rep. Brenda Carter (D-Pontiac)
Secretary: Rep. Regina Weiss (D-Oak Park)
Treasurer: Rep. John Cherry (D-Flint)