Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

Organizing a priority for west Michigan labor community

GRAND RAPIDS March 31, 2015– Earlier this year, the Kent-Ionia Labor Council surveyed the west Michigan labor community on issues we should be focusing on for the year ahead. Responses … Continue reading

March 31, 2015

March food truck provides food for 99 households

KENTWOOD March 25, 2015– Kent-Ionia Labor sponsored its first Feeding America food truck of 2015 last week, partnering with St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Kentwood to deliver 5,000 pounds of … Continue reading

March 25, 2015

Special UAW convention this week to set stage for summer negotiations

DETROIT March 24, 2015– Hundreds of delegates will arrive at Cobo Center in Detroit today to strategize upcoming negotiations with automakers and other employers, and will include representatives from the … Continue reading

March 24, 2015

Proposed legislation would eliminate safety protections for Michigan workers

LANSING March 23, 2015– This past week the Michigan AFL-CIO strongly condemned legislation introduced by State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R-Lawton) that would eliminate key safety protections for employees who are injured … Continue reading

March 23, 2015

Michigan’s gender gap: Women still make 77% of what men earn, union membership closes gap

GRAND RAPIDS March 23, 2015– The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), in partnership with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), released a report this month detailing pay disparity between … Continue reading

March 23, 2015

Northwestern Michigan College faculty organize with MEA

TRAVERSE CITY March 20, 2015– Faculty at Northwestern Michigan College– a community college located in Traverse City– overwhelmingly voted to affiliate with the Michigan Education Association last week. More than 80% of … Continue reading

March 20, 2015

Michigan State AFL-CIO Community Services School now accepting registrations for 2015 session

ONAWAY, MI March 19, 2015– The Michigan AFL-CIO Community Services School– a long-standing program in the labor community and co-sponsored by the Michigan Association of United Ways–  is now entering … Continue reading

March 19, 2015

Kent-Ionia Labor delivers over 5,000 diapers to South End Community Outreach Ministries

GRAND RAPIDS March 13, 2015– When Kent-Ionia Labor Council leadership got word in February that South End Community Outreach Ministries (SECOM) in Grand Rapids was in need of diapers, they … Continue reading

March 13, 2015

Lansing lawmakers renew efforts to rig presidential elections

LANSING March 11, 2015– Last fall’s U.S. Congressional races in Michigan yielded no surprises: Republicans maintained control of nine of Michigan’s 14 Congressional districts, as pretty much everyone expected. That means … Continue reading

March 11, 2015

Local union leaders & elected officials offer their thoughts on right-to-work

GRAND RAPIDS March 6, 2015– Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin, along with Gov. Scott Walker, are back to their union busting ways. The Badger State’s right-wing politicians continue to ramp up … Continue reading

March 6, 2015

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.

Address, phone, email

918 Benjamin NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503