(Detroit, Mich.) – The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights endorsed former U.S. Attorney Pat Miles to become Michigan’s next Attorney General today.
“Working families, especially, depend on having an Attorney General who will vigorously enforce Michigan’s laws that keep workers safe, ensure a fair labor market, and preserve the fundamental right to organize,” said Mike Jackson, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights. “We believe Pat Miles is the best candidate to protect working men and women across Michigan as our next Attorney General.”
Lisa Canada, Legislative Director of the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights, said the union believes Miles’ track record as US Attorney for the Western District of Michigan shows he is committed to progressive ideals.
“Pat Miles has a solid record of standing up for the most vulnerable people in Michigan,” Canada said. “In fact, he’s the only candidate who has put white collar criminals behind bars.”
During his time in office as US Attorney, Miles:
• Brought dozens of cases against businesses for harming workers, consumers and the environment, including a hotel owner who cheated employees out of paying them even the bare minimum wage.
• Prosecuted the first-ever child sex trafficking case in the Western District, going on to prosecute 11 other defendants for sex trafficking minors.
• Created a program aimed at helping prisoners who have served their time return to society as working, law-abiding citizens.
“The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights fights every day for working men and women across the state, and I am deeply honored to have their support,” Miles said. “I won’t let the Carpenters down as we work to transform the Attorney General’s office into one that fights for the people again – not corporate interests.”
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