Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

Women’s Caucus to hear stories from the Women’s March in DC at February meeting

GRAND RAPIDS February 27, 2017– The February meeting of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council Women’s Caucus will be Tuesday, February 28, 5:30pm at the Kent-Ionia Labor Center. This month will feature … Continue reading

February 27, 2017

KICLC stands opposed to attacks on Americans’ health benefits

GRAND RAPIDS February 20, 2017– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council adopted a resolution this month expressing support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as opposing any cuts to Medicare … Continue reading

February 20, 2017

Running for office– a call to union members and allies

LANSING February 9, 2017– In 2015, the Michigan AFL-CIO launched a pilot program, Local Elected Assistance Program (LEAP), to engage central labor bodies and affiliated unions in supporting pro-labor candidates … Continue reading

February 9, 2017

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

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

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