Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class
GRAND RAPIDS February 1, 2016– The Flint water crisis has become an international news story, and the fallout of the Snyder administration’s failure to provide safe drinking water for the residents of Flint will have repercussions for years to come– for the families affected by the lead poisoning, for the state’s healthcare system, for Flint’s schools and special education programs, in politics, for public employees, and more. The Public Service Caucus will meet on Tuesday, Feb 2 at 5:30pm to discuss how the crisis unfolded and what is being done to fix it.
There are many opportunities for people and organizations to step up and serve the households in Flint most affected by the water crisis. How can organized labor help, and how have they helped so far? How will this crisis impact public employees, both in Flint and across the state? Is this an opportunity to update Michigan’s infrastructure and expand public programs, or will there end up being a push to further privatize government services?
At this month’s Public Service Caucus, we’ll be discussing these questions and more.
Also on the agenda for February’s Public Service Caucus meeting will be a discussion around a spring service project, Michigan’s March 8 election (presidential primary and special election to fill Michigan’s 75th House seat) and recently-signed election reform laws.
WHAT: KICLC Public Service Caucus meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 6pm
WHERE: Kent-Ionia Labor Center, 918 Benjamin NE in Grand Rapids
WHO: Anyone who works in the public sector is invited to attend
INFO: Contact Steve at Steve@KICLC.org