Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

Labor Revival set to blow the roof off the Labor Center this Sunday

GRAND RAPIDS- November 30, 2015– As the Michigan labor community gets set to mark the third anniversary of Lansing politicians bullying right-to-work legislation down our throats, Grand Rapids-area union members … Continue reading

November 30, 2015

AFL-CIO, building trades invest in Detroit Home Repair program

DETROIT November 27, 2015– The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) announced earlier this week that it will invest up to $30 million in the Detroit Neighborhood Home Repair Program, a partnership … Continue reading

November 27, 2015

KICLC partners with Working America to connect workers with quality health coverage

GRAND RAPIDS November 25, 2015– Individuals and families looking to purchase health insurance on the Healthcare Marketplace for 2016 have until January 31 to find the right plan. But while the … Continue reading

November 25, 2015

November food truck serves nearly 90 families just in time for Thanksgiving

GRAND RAPIDS November 24, 2015– The West Michigan labor community, partnered with Heart of West Michigan United Way, held its November food truck at the New Life Church of God in Christ in … Continue reading

November 24, 2015

Kent-Ionia Labor raising money for Women’s Resource Center

GRAND RAPIDS November 24, 2015– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council is raising money for the Women’s Resource Center of Grand Rapids this holiday season. The fundraising is being coordinated by the KICLC Women’s … Continue reading

November 24, 2015

Public Service Caucus to discuss Friedrichs v. CTA at December meeting

GRAND RAPIDS November 24, 2015– Almost no one stands up for average Americans these days, and now a Supreme Court case—Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association— threatens to make it even … Continue reading

November 24, 2015

Petitions to repeal prevailing wage shown to be a sham, investigation and prosecutions possible

LANSING November 13, 2015– The anti-labor group who was behind the petition drive to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage learned what happens when you hire out-of-state contractors who don’t train their workers … Continue reading

November 12, 2015

Women’s Caucus November meeting to discuss middle class income stagnation

GRAND RAPIDS November 5, 2015– Last winter, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) released a study on American wages. They reported that between 2013 and 2014, wages for American workers continued to … Continue reading

November 6, 2015

Labor-backed GRPS bond proposal passes

GRAND RAPIDS November 4, 2015– Voters in Grand Rapids went to the polls yesterday to decide the fate of a $175-million 30-year school bond proposal, and by a 6-point margin, … Continue reading

November 4, 2015

Food truck locations set for November and December

GRAND RAPIDS November 4, 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

November 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
616-456-8233
info@KICLC.org