Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

Upcoming workshop to prepare union members to run for office

GRAND RAPIDS March 17, 2018– Ever thought more union members need to be on city council, or in the state legislature, or in Congress? Ever considered running for office


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yourself, but didn’t know how to get started?

The West Michigan Area Labor Council (Kent-Ionia Labor Council and Lakeshore Community Labor Council) is working with the national AFL-CIO to prepare union members, and union allies, to run for public office. The goal of the program is to recruit and develop labor candidates to run for, and serve in, public office, starting in the 2017 and 2018 elections.

On Saturday, April 1, we’ll be holding a one-day workshop to help individuals decide if a run for office is in their future, and will also give them the basics of what’s needed for a successful  political campaign.

There is no cost for the workshop, and lunch will be provided. Registration is required, and can be done by emailing Steve Veldheer at

WHAT: Path to Power Workshop, orientation on running for office

WHEN: Saturday, April 1, from 9am-4pm. Register by Thursday, March 30.

WHERE: Plumbers and Pipefitters Hall (UA Local 174), 1008 O’Malley in Coopersville

COST: Free.

REGISTRATION AND INFO: Email Steve Veldheer 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.

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918 Benjamin NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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