Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

Public Service Caucus to discuss GRPS contract fight in May

GRAND RAPIDS April 27, 2016– The KICLC’s Public Service Caucus will hold its May meeting this Tuesday, May 3, at 6pm at the Kent-Ionia Labor Center, 918 Benjamin NE in Grand Rapids. Anyone … Continue reading

April 27, 2016

April food truck serves 78 families

GRAND RAPIDS April 22, 2016– The West Michigan labor community, partnered with Heart of West Michigan United Way, held its April food truck at First Community AME in Grand Rapids yesterday, where 250 people … Continue reading

April 22, 2016

LaborFest 2016 planning meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 20

GRAND RAPIDS April 19, 2016– A meeting to discuss plans for LaborFest 2016 will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, April 16 at 6pm at the Kent-Ionia Labor Council. Anyone interested in being … Continue reading

April 19, 2016

Former UAW Region 1-D Director Don Oetman passes away

ALLEGAN April 14, 2016– Retired UAW Region Director Don Oetman passed away yesterday at his home surrounded by family. He was 71. Brother Oetman represented workers in the UAW for … Continue reading

April 14, 2016

April food truck to be held at First Community AME

GRAND RAPIDS April 14, 2016– Any residents needing food assistance this month can stop by First Community AME, 500 James SE in Grand Rapids on Thursday, April 21, to pick up … Continue reading

April 14, 2016

BlueGreen Alliance recognizes IBEW Local 275 for their work installing solar panels

COOPERSVILLE April 8, 2016– Members of IBEW Local 275 have been working on a green-energy project this winter, putting together a 3-megawatt solar installation for a local business. Their work was … Continue reading

April 8, 2016

GRPS employees fight for contract, pickets are planned

GRAND RAPIDS April 8, 2016- As all five Grand Rapids Public School unions (GREA, GRESPA, GRACEN, GREOA and GRAEOP) continue to work without contracts, negotiations with the district have been … Continue reading

April 8, 2016

Fiat Chrysler to lay off 1,300 Michigan workers

STERLING HEIGHTS April 7, 2016– Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced yesterday that it’s cutting production at its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant, laying off 1,300 workers in the process. The company said … Continue reading

April 7, 2016

Public Service Caucus to discuss organizing at April meeting

GRAND RAPIDS April 4, 2016– The KICLC’s Public Service Caucus will hold its April meeting on April 5, 2016 at 6pm at the Kent-Ionia Labor Center, 918 Benjamin NE in … Continue reading

April 4, 2016

Detroit newspaper employees fighting for contract

DETROIT April 1, 2016– Staff at the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News have been engaging in informational pickets outside their offices this week, as they’ve been working without a … Continue reading

April 1, 2016

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