Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

Photos from May food truck, 79 households served

GRAND RAPIDS May 28, 2015– The West Michigan labor community hosted their monthly food truck at Plymouth UCC in Grand Rapids and  79 families were served, providing food for more than … Continue reading

May 28, 2015

Remembering the Battle of the Overpass

DEARBORN May 26, 2015– Today marks the 78th anniversary of a pivotal event in Michigan labor history: the Battle of the Overpass. On May 26, 1937, UAW president Walter Reuther … Continue reading

May 26, 2015

Food truck locations set for May, June and July 2015

GRAND RAPIDS May 20, 2015– Each month, the west Michigan labor community partners with a different church to host a Feeding America mobile food pantry, and union members from across west … Continue reading

May 20, 2015

Lansing politicians advance bill to repeal prevailing wage

LANSING May 13, 2015– The Republican-led state senate advanced a bill today that would repeal the state’s prevailing wage law. The prevailing wage requires companies pay workers union wages on … Continue reading

May 13, 2015

Local Teamster retires after 50 years

GRAND RAPIDS May 13– Judith Strickland, a proud member of Teamsters Local 406, went to work at Bimbo Bakeries (known then as Mueller’s Oven Fresh) at age 18 in 1962.  Amazingly, … Continue reading

May 13, 2015

Ionia County union members address Rep. Justin Amash on Fast Track

IONIA May 8, 2015– U.S. Rep. Justin Amash held a town hall meeting at Ionia City Hall last night, where he was greeted by dozens of union activists and their … Continue reading

May 8, 2015

Detroit charter school staff vote to unionize, parent company abandons school

DETROIT May 7, 2015– When teachers at University Yes Academy (UYA) in Detroit filed a petition to have a union vote, the school’s management company, New Urban Learning, announced plans … Continue reading

May 7, 2015

EVENT: Rally in Ionia to urge Rep. Amash to oppose TPP Fast Track

IONIA May 7, 2015– On Thursday, May 7 members of the west Michigan community are invited to gather at Ionia City Hall to express their opposition to the Trans Pacific … Continue reading

May 7, 2015

Drivers for US Foods vote to affiliate with Teamsters Local 337

KALAMAZOO May 4, 2015– Domicile drivers at US Foods in Kalamazoo voted last week to join Teamsters Local 337 in Detroit. The drivers voted more than 70 percent in favor of Teamster … Continue reading

May 4, 2015