Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

Public Service Caucus to discuss Flint water crisis at February meeting

GRAND RAPIDS February 1, 2016– The Flint water crisis has become an international news story, and the fallout of the Snyder administration’s failure to provide safe drinking water for the residents of Flint will have repercussions for years to come– for the families affected by the lead poisoning, for the state’s healthcare system, for Flint’s schools and special education programs, in politics, for public employees, and more. The Public Service Caucus will meet on Tuesday, Feb 2 at 5:30pm to discuss how the crisis unfolded and what is being done to fix it.

There are many opportunities for people and organizations to step up and serve the households in Flint most publicservice2affected by the water crisis. How can organized labor help, and how have they helped so far? How will this crisis impact public employees, both in Flint and across the state? Is this an opportunity to update Michigan’s infrastructure and expand public programs, or will there end up being a push to further privatize government services?

At this month’s Public Service Caucus, we’ll be discussing these questions and more.

Also on the agenda for February’s Public Service Caucus meeting will be a discussion around a spring service project, Michigan’s March 8 election (presidential primary and special election to fill Michigan’s 75th House seat) and recently-signed election reform laws.

WHAT: KICLC Public Service Caucus meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 6pm

WHERE: Kent-Ionia Labor Center, 918 Benjamin NE in Grand Rapids

WHO: Anyone who works in the public sector is invited to attend

INFO: Contact Steve at


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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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