The following email and letter was sent to SEIU Local 517M members on Friday, April 2, 2021 under the Subject heading: Union Communication: SEIU Asks Governor to Utilize ARPA Funds for Employee Premium Pay/Other Important Items (Read on Non-Work Time). This email was informing the membership of a letter that was sent on their behalf to Governor Gretchen Whitmer. You can read the letter by clicking on the link below.
“As a statewide Union of more than 7,000 public employees, we are asking that you and your team make every effort to draw on the resources of the American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) and utilize available funds to recognize and support the hard working men and women of Michigan” – excerpt from a letter sent to Governor Gretchen Whitmer by SEIU Local 517M, Executive Director, Jeremy Tripp.
As the exclusive representative of the Scientific and Engineering, Human Services Support and Technical bargaining units, we are sharing this because we want you to know that we appreciate your work and continue to fight for all members during these challenging times.