Statement from UAW Region 1A Director Laura Dickerson on Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Phase Out of the Retirement Tax on Pensioners

Detroit - “Governor Whitmer understands that Michiganders are not just proud of our iconic past, but we are creating an iconic future in manufacturing.

And she understands the importance, here in Region 1A and around the State, of growing our Middle Class economy and at the same time remembers those retirees that made us a manufacturing marvel worldwide.

Governor Whitmer’s phase out of the retirement tax over the next few years can save half a million retirees in Michigan an average of $1,000 a year. That’s money for prescriptions, rent, and car payments. Michigan Legislators need to honor our retirees and pass this pension retirement phase out.”