Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

KICLC’s top stories of 2015– Part I

GRAND RAPIDS December 23, 2015– As the world gets ready to shut the books on 2015 later this month, top ten lists and year-in-review stories are all around us. So here at the Kent-Ionia Labor Council, we wanted to take a look back and show you what the most-read stories of year were at

Here are the KICLC’s top stories from January-June. Come back next Wednesday, December 30, Click here to see Part II when we cover July-December.


Kent-Ionia Labor volunteers distribute over 32 tons of food in 2014

Gary Peters sworn in as Michigan’s junior senator

Labor: King’s other legacy


Michigan Operating Engineers officer defends state’s prevailing wage law

GUEST COLUMN: Faith meets labor at the new Grand Rapids worker center

Sen. Gary Peters meets with west Michigan labor leaders, discusses priorities


Local union leaders & elected officials offer their thoughts on right-to-work

Michigan’s gender gap: Women still make 77% of what men earn, union membership closes gap

Kent-Ionia Labor delivers over 5,000 diapers to South End Community Outreach Ministries


Wage stagnation plagues west Michigan

KICLC President op-ed: Fast Track trade deals don’t work

April food truck serves over 400 people


Lansing politicians advance bill to repeal prevailing wage

Remembering the Battle of the Overpass

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


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

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

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

Part II of our Top Stories of 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

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