Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

COLUMN: Trump right on TPP, wrong on immigration

Sean Egan (IBEW 275) is the chair of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council. It will be an interesting few years with President Trump. On the one hand, during his first week … Continue reading

January 30, 2017

Labor stands united against Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education

GRAND RAPIDS January 30, 2017– As the Senate prepares to vote on the nomination of Betsy DeVos for the position of Secretary of Education, labor leaders from across the state of … Continue reading

January 30, 2017

COLUMN : Prevailing Wage protects our communities, Arlan Meekhof and ABC want to repeal it

Sean Egan (IBEW 275) is the chair of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council.  After successfully fighting off the attempts by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and some Republicans attempts to … Continue reading

January 20, 2017

Prevailing Wage repeal fight returns to Michigan

LANSING January 19, 2017– The Michigan legislature opened up their 2017 session with three bills intended to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage laws. Similar measures were attempted and failed in 2015. … Continue reading

January 19, 2017

COLUMN: Let Love Reign this MLK Day

Sean Egan (IBEW 275) is the Chair of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council.  Every year in our house, I read a speech from Dr. King on Martin Luther King Day.  I … Continue reading

January 16, 2017

Women’s Caucus to discuss grassroots organizing under a Trump presidency

GRAND RAPIDS January 13, 2017– “Trump is President! What do we do now?” If you’ve found yourself uttering these words over the past few weeks, you’re invited to join the … Continue reading

January 13, 2017

Time change for monthly KICLC meetings

GRAND RAPIDS January 11, 2017– Beginning in January 2017, the Kent-Ionia Labor Council/Community Action Team monthly meetings are moving to 4:30pm on the third Wednesday of every month, at the Kent-Ionia Labor Center, … Continue reading

January 11, 2017

Retired Ironworkers face pension cuts

GRAND RAPIDS January 4, 2016– In 2014, a law was passed that would allow struggling pension plans to reduce benefits if it would help them remain solvent. There are currently six … Continue reading

January 4, 2017