Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

Gov. Snyder signs ‘Death Star’ bill, attacking workers across Michigan

LANSING June 30, 2015— Progress Michigan is reporting that today Gov. Rick Snyder silenced the voices of millions of Michiganders by signing legislation that prevents local governments from protecting workers, … Continue reading

June 30, 2015

KICLC Women’s Caucus to meet on July 7, finalize plans for mayoral candidates forum

GRAND RAPIDS June 30, 2015– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council Women’s Caucus’ next meeting is scheduled for this Tuesday, July 7. The primary function of the meeting will be to finalize plans for the … Continue reading

June 30, 2015

KICLC to host Grand Rapids mayoral candidate forum

GRAND RAPIDS June 29, 2015– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council is hosting a candidates forum next Thursday, July 9 at 6pm, featuring the four candidates who are running to serve as Grand … Continue reading

June 29, 2015

Michigan AFL-CIO President Bieber stands up for local wage and benefit ordinances

LANSING June 24, 2013– Republican legislators in Lansing are currently advancing a bill (HB 4052) which would take away the ability of municipalities to pass wage and benefit ordinances above … Continue reading

June 24, 2015

Pure Michigan takes on new meaning with anti-middle class legislation

GRAND RAPIDS June 23, 2015– Michigan’s legislature, lead by Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof (R-Grand Haven) and Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter (R-Mt. Pleasant), is currently advancing legislation which … Continue reading

June 23, 2015

In Lansing, the solution for Michigan’s wage stagnation problem is…lower wages?

LANSING June 19, 2015– The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) released a study this past winter on American wages. They found that between 2013 and 2014, wages for American workers continued … Continue reading

June 19, 2015

Organized labor leads defeat of bad trade deal in House

WASHINGTON DC June 12, 2015– Democratic members of Congress today united themselves against President Barack Obama and wealthy corporate interests by defeating a trade deal that would have been disastrous … Continue reading

June 12, 2015

Food truck locations set for June, July and August 2015

GRAND RAPIDS June 10, 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

June 10, 2015

UFCW Local 951 members at JBS slaughterhouse ratify contract

PLAINWELL June 4, 2015– Last month, UFCW Local 951 members working at the JBS slaughterhouse and meatpacking facility in Plainwell, Mich., overwhelmingly voted to ratify a new contract that includes significant wage increases … Continue reading

June 4, 2015

KICLC Women’s Caucus meeting this Tuesday, June 9

GRAND RAPIDS June 4, 2015– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council (KICLC) invites any women who are interested in having a voice in the greater west Michigan labor movement to join us … Continue reading

June 4, 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