Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

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UWUA welcomes Holland Board of Public Works employees

HOLLAND February 10, 2015– On February 5, the workers at Holland Board of Public Works overwhelmingly voted to join the UWUA. They were previously members of the Technical, Professional & Officeworkers Association of uwuaMichigan, but felt strongly that they should be represented by a union of and for utility workers. Jim Sloothaak, president of the group, said they wanted to switch because the UWUA:

  • Has a reputation for being tough and fair;
  • Has good negotiators;
  • Is service oriented;
  • Cares about its members;
  • And is a nationwide union with a hometown feel.

He continued, “Quite literally, the UWUA’s reputation spoke for itself. We are happy to be part of this reputable organization, and it was the logical choice for our utility members here in Holland.”



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Kent-Ionia Labor Council

The Kent-Ionia Labor Council, AFL-CIO is a coalition of west Michigan labor unions in Kent and Ionia Counties, based in Grand Rapids.

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918 Benjamin NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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