Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

KICLC’s top stories of 2015– Part II

GRAND RAPIDS December 30, 2015– As the world gets ready to shut the books on 2015 later this week, 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

Last week we showed you the top stories from January through June.  Now here are the KICLC’s top stories from July through December.


COLUMN: My personal encounters with wage theft

‘Decline to Sign’ campaign launched to preserve Michigan’s prevailing wage law

Michigan AFL-CIO President slams discriminatory minimum wage bill


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

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

Summer food trucks serve over 800 people


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

Scenes from West Michigan Labor Fest 2015

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


Sen. Bernie Sanders writes letter urging The Rapid to honor its employees pensions

October food truck serves over 80 families at Kent-Ionia Labor Center

New York Times: Autoworkers are leading the way on raising middle class incomes


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

Labor-backed GRPS bond proposal passes

AFL-CIO, building trades invest in Detroit home repair program


COLUMN: Expanding democracy? Not in Michigan

COLUMN: Planning our future: Global warming, technology and working people

December food truck serves over 150 families


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.

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918 Benjamin NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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