Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

Food truck locations set for September, October and November

GRAND RAPIDS August 31, 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 Michigan volunteer their time … Continue reading

August 31, 2015

The Rapid hikes fares, gives raise to CEO, but extends ATU contract only 48 hours for final push negotiations

GRAND RAPIDS August 28, 2015– More than 100 union members and supporters crowded into the meeting space at the Rapid Central Station on Wednesday as the Interurban Transportation Partnership Board convened … Continue reading

August 28, 2015

Kentwood public school teachers reach three-year deal with district

KENTWOOD August 28, 2015– Earlier this week, the Kentwood Education Association and the Kentwood Public School District agreed to a three-year contract, which includes pay increases and an additional personal … Continue reading

August 28, 2015

KICLC seeks union members to fill Grand Rapids commission vacancies

GRAND RAPIDS August 27, 2015– The city of Grand Rapids currently has 27 vacancies on 11 of its city-wide boards and commissions, and has launched an effort to fill those … Continue reading

August 27, 2015

UAW members’ quick reaction prevents tragedy

TOLEDO, OH August 25, 2015– What could have been a very tragic situation turned into an opportunity for a group of northern Ohio union members to display their super-hero abilities. Last Friday, … Continue reading

August 25, 2015

Management at The Rapid close to triggering nuclear option against bus drivers’ union

GRAND RAPIDS August 21, 2015–Bus drivers with The Rapid are currently in the eleventh hour of negotiations with their employer, and management has made it clear that they are now interested … Continue reading

August 21, 2015

Summer food trucks serve over 800 people

GRAND RAPIDS August 21, 2015– The Kent-Ionia labor community, in partnership with Heart of West Michigan United Way, held its final Feeding America food truck of the summer yesterday at First Community … Continue reading

August 21, 2015

ATU Local 836 exposes The Rapid CEO’s greed in newspaper ad

GRAND RAPIDS August 17, 2015– The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 836 took out an ad in the Grand Rapids Press this weekend, calling out the CEO of The Rapid, Peter … Continue reading

August 17, 2015

EVENT: August Women’s Caucus meeting agenda set, political campaigns to be discussed

GRAND RAPIDS August 10, 2015– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council Women’s Caucus’ next meeting is scheduled for this Tuesday, August 11, 5:30pm at the Kent-Ionia Labor Center, 918 Benjamin NE in Grand Rapids. On … Continue reading

August 10, 2015

Food truck locations set for August, September and October

GRAND RAPIDS August 6, 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 Michigan volunteer their … Continue reading

August 6, 2015