Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

Volunteers needed for March 8 GOTV

GRAND RAPIDS February 26– Michigan’s March 8 election is just around the corner, and in addition to the high-profile presidential primary that day, there’s also a very important state house seat … Continue reading

February 26, 2016

IBEW members light up Detroit

Up until recently, nearly 40 percent of Detroit’s street lights were out of service. Now IBEW members in southeast Michigan are working with the Public Lighting Authority of Detroit to bring light back to the Motor City’s streets.

February 25, 2016

Union family night with the Griffins

GRAND RAPIDS February 19, 2016– The Grand Rapids Griffins  will be celebrating Union Family Night on Saturday, March 26th. Through this exclusive discounted offer, union members and their family and friends can … Continue reading

February 19, 2016

KICLC Community Action Team discusses refugee resettlement at February meeting

GRAND RAPIDS February 18, 2016– At the February meeting of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council’s Community Action Team (CAT), we discussed the topic of refugee resettlement in Grand Rapids. A representative from … Continue reading

February 18, 2016

EVENT:Spaghetti dinner benefit this weekend for daughter of local Teamster

GRAND RAPIDS February 18, 2016– This Saturday, February 20, there will be a benefit dinner for the daughter of Frank Lagel,  a member of Teamsters Local 406. The spaghetti dinner … Continue reading

February 18, 2016

Women’s Caucus raises $1,300 for Women’s Resource Center of Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS February 16, 2016– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council’s Women’s Caucus made a donation of just over $1,300 to the Women’s Resource Center of Grand Rapids today. The money will … Continue reading

February 16, 2016

Michigan AFL-CIO President: Unions have stepped up to help Michigan communities in crisis

GRAND RAPIDS February 11, 2016– As we’re inundated by news about Flint’s poisoned water system and Detroit crumbling public schools– both affected by failed policies coming out of Lansing– we’re also hearing … Continue reading

February 11, 2016

Teamsters fight to stop pension cuts

DETROIT February 9, 2016– Frustrated Teamsters from across Michigan gathered in Detroit this week to speak out against proposed cuts to their pensions. The Central States pension fund covers 24,000 current … Continue reading

February 9, 2016

Facts and figures on union membership for 2015, Michigan sees uptick in union members

WASHINGTON DC February 5, 2016– Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor released its annual report on union membership and earnings. Nationally, the union membership rate– the percent of wage … Continue reading

February 5, 2016

ATU President RiChard Jackson to receive 2016 Martha Reynolds Labor Award

GRAND RAPIDS February 5, 2016– RiChard Jackson, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 836, has been chosen as the 2016 recipient of the Martha Reynolds Labor Award– one of … Continue reading

February 5, 2016