Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

UAW Local 1485 president says corporate greed is behind company’s threat to move jobs to Mexico

GRAND RAPIDS January 6, 2016– Dematic, a logistics and supply chain company with a long history in Grand Rapids, announced today that they are considering laying off more than 300 of … Continue reading

January 6, 2016

Public Service Caucus to discuss Michigan election reform legislation at January meeting

GRAND RAPIDS January 4, 2016– With the recent passage of Senate Bill 13 and Senate Bill 571 by Michigan’s legislature, big change could be on the horizon for Michigan voters. … Continue reading

January 4, 2016

KICLC’s top stories of 2015– Part II

GRAND RAPIDS December 30, 2015– As the world gets ready to shut the books on 2015 later this week, top ten lists and year-in-review stories are all around us. So … Continue reading

December 30, 2015

KICLC’s top stories of 2015– Part I

GRAND RAPIDS December 23, 2015– As the world gets ready to shut the books on 2015 later this month, top ten lists and year-in-review stories are all around us. So … Continue reading

December 23, 2015

COLUMN: Planning our Future: Global Warming, Technology, and Working People

Sean Egan (IBEW 275) is the president of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council. GRAND RAPIDS December 14, 2015– Like many, I have been following with reserved optimism as 196 countries were … Continue reading

December 14, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders writes letter urging The Rapid to honor its employees’ pensions

GRAND RAPIDS October 12, 2015– As members of ATU Local 836 continue to fight with The Rapid to preserve their pension, one Democratic candidate for president has come out in strong … Continue reading

October 12, 2015

GUEST COLUMN: While negotiations continue, GR Symphony Musicians focus on community

Paul Austin and Diane McElfish Helle are co-chairs of the negotiation committee for the Grand Rapids Symphony Musicians Association (GRSMA). GRAND RAPIDS September 30, 2015– The Musicians of the Grand Rapids Symphony, … Continue reading

September 30, 2015

Scenes from West Michigan Labor Fest 2015

GRAND RAPIDS September 8, 2015– Families, local unions, musicians, classic car buffs, arts and crafters all lined the riverfront yesterday to celebrate west Michigan labor. With another successful West Michigan … Continue reading

September 8, 2015

No progress in bargaining talks between Local 836 and The Rapid, ATU international president weighs in

GRAND RAPIDS September 2, 2015– RiChard Jackson, president of ATU Local 836, said negotiations with The Rapid remain stalled, despite a special mediating session on Monday. Last week, the Rapid’s board … Continue reading

September 2, 2015

The Rapid hikes fares, gives raise to CEO, but extends ATU contract only 48 hours for final push negotiations

GRAND RAPIDS August 28, 2015– More than 100 union members and supporters crowded into the meeting space at the Rapid Central Station on Wednesday as the Interurban Transportation Partnership Board convened … Continue reading

August 28, 2015

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