Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

West Michigan labor’s spring golf outing returns, benefiting Labor Heritage Society of West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS May 2, 2016– Brothers and sisters, come on out for a great day on the golf course with the west Michigan labor community! On Saturday, May 21 at … Continue reading

May 2, 2016

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

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

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

Grand Rapids Symphony Musicians reach tentative agreement

GRAND RAPIDS March 25, 2016– A tentative agreement was reached earlier this week on a new five year contract between the Grand Rapids Symphony and the Grand Rapids Federation of Musicians Local … Continue reading

March 25, 2016

Union members protest privatization & bad public policy at Snyder event in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS March 15, 2016– Yesterday, more than two dozen union members and community supporters welcomed Gov. Rick Snyder to Grand Rapids with signs, coffins and chanting. The coffins represented the … Continue reading

March 15, 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

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

Dematic to move 300 jobs from Grand Rapids to Mexico to take advantage of $1.50 wages

GRAND RAPIDS February 3, 2016– It was reported last month that Dematic North America was considering laying off over 300 union members at its Plymouth Road facility in Grand Rapids and moving their jobs … Continue reading

February 3, 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