Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

EVENT: KICLC President Egan to be guest speaker at Wayne State labor law symposium

DETROIT September 30, 2015– The Wayne State University Law School, National Labor Relations Board Region 7, State Bar of Michigan (Labor and Employment Law Section) present the 23rd annual Bernard Gottfried … Continue reading

September 30, 2015

GUEST COLUMN: While negotiations continue, GR Symphony Musicians focus on community

Paul Austin and Diane McElfish Helle are co-chairs of the negotiation committee for the Grand Rapids Symphony Musicians Association (GRSMA). GRAND RAPIDS September 30, 2015– The Musicians of the Grand Rapids Symphony, … Continue reading

September 30, 2015

GRESPA leader honored with 2015 Willie Dale Jones Spirit of Solidarity Award

GRAND RAPIDS September 29, 2015– The 2015 Willie Dale Jones Spirit of Solidarity Award for exceptional volunteer service by a west Michigan union member was awarded to Pam Marcusse (GRESPA-MEA) of … Continue reading

September 29, 2015

Huron Valley CLC works with county commission to protect Washtenaw mental health services

ANN ARBOR September 25, 2015– Delegates and leadership of the Huron Valley Central Labor Council heard from two of their affiliates recently that county mental health services would be slashed due … Continue reading

September 25, 2015

Watch Pope Francis address Congress

WASHINGTON DC September 24, 2015– “Pope Francis’ arrival is a watershed moment for working people in the United States and an opportunity for every American, regardless of faith, to reexamine … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · 10 Comments

Are Pope Francis’ views on workers rights and poverty relief really that radical?

GRAND RAPIDS September 22, 2015– Pope Francis arrives in Washington, DC, today for a six-day trip to the United States, where he’ll meet privately with President Barack Obama and a delegation … Continue reading

September 22, 2015

KICLC strongly supports a ‘yes’ vote on GRPS $175 million bond proposal

GRAND RAPIDS September 21, 2015– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council voted unanimously last week to support the $175 million bond proposal for the Grand Rapids Public Schools. The bond will be … Continue reading

September 21, 2015

September food truck serves over 60 families

GRAND RAPIDS September 18, 2015– The West Michigan labor community, partnered with Heart of West Michigan United Way, held its September food truck at Wood Brook Cathedral in Grand Rapids yesterday, where 63 families … Continue reading

September 18, 2015

GUEST COLUMN: Donations sought for Lansing firefighter killed by hit-and-run

Ron Bieber is the president of the Michigan AFL-CIO. LANSING September 16, 2015– Last week the Michigan labor movement lost a hero. Lansing firefighter Dennis Rodeman — who was a member … Continue reading

September 16, 2015

Petition to repeal prevailing wage goes to the state

LANSING September 15, 2015– An anti-worker organization says they have collected the required number of signatures– a mere three percent of Michigan’s registered voters– on a petition they’ve been circulating to repeal … Continue reading

September 15, 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