Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

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

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

Young workers can connect with statewide labor movement through Michigan Young Workers United

LANSING March 24, 2016– Any young workers (35 and under) looking to become more engaged in Michigan’s labor movement now have the opportunity to do so through Michigan Young Workers United. … Continue reading

March 24, 2016

Workers picket auto supplier over organizing interference

DEARBORN March 3, 2016– Workers at Ground Effects in Dearborn began picketing the automotive supplier this week, as the company continues to interfere with their organizing campaign. Unsafe working conditions are common at … Continue reading

March 3, 2016

IBEW members light up Detroit

Up until recently, nearly 40 percent of Detroit’s street lights were out of service. Now IBEW members in southeast Michigan are working with the Public Lighting Authority of Detroit to bring light back to the Motor City’s streets.

February 25, 2016

Michigan AFL-CIO President: Unions have stepped up to help Michigan communities in crisis

GRAND RAPIDS February 11, 2016– As we’re inundated by news about Flint’s poisoned water system and Detroit crumbling public schools– both affected by failed policies coming out of Lansing– we’re also hearing … Continue reading

February 11, 2016

Teamsters fight to stop pension cuts

DETROIT February 9, 2016– Frustrated Teamsters from across Michigan gathered in Detroit this week to speak out against proposed cuts to their pensions. The Central States pension fund covers 24,000 current … Continue reading

February 9, 2016

Facts and figures on union membership for 2015, Michigan sees uptick in union members

WASHINGTON DC February 5, 2016– Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor released its annual report on union membership and earnings. Nationally, the union membership rate– the percent of wage … Continue reading

February 5, 2016

Detroit school teachers expose district’s deplorable conditions

DETROIT January 12, 2016– If the story of Gov. Rick Snyder and his Emergency Managers’ botched handling of the Flint water crisis wasn’t enough for you, now the governor and his Emergency Manager of … Continue reading

January 12, 2016

AFL-CIO, building trades invest in Detroit Home Repair program

DETROIT November 27, 2015– The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) announced earlier this week that it will invest up to $30 million in the Detroit Neighborhood Home Repair Program, a partnership … Continue reading

November 27, 2015