Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

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

KICLC endorses Skaggs, Hennessy for Kent County Commission

GRAND RAPIDS June 28, 2016– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council has announced today that it has endorsed two candidates running for the Kent County Commission. Phil Skaggs (District 19) and Carol Hennessy (District … Continue reading

June 28, 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

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

Huron Valley CLC works with county commission to protect Washtenaw mental health services

ANN ARBOR September 25, 2015– Delegates and leadership of the Huron Valley Central Labor Council heard from two of their affiliates recently that county mental health services would be slashed due … Continue reading

September 25, 2015

Detroit charter school staff vote to unionize, parent company abandons school

DETROIT May 7, 2015– When teachers at University Yes Academy (UYA) in Detroit filed a petition to have a union vote, the school’s management company, New Urban Learning, announced plans … Continue reading

May 7, 2015

Michigan’s gender gap: Women still make 77% of what men earn, union membership closes gap

GRAND RAPIDS March 23, 2015– The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), in partnership with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), released a report this month detailing pay disparity between … Continue reading

March 23, 2015

Michigan labor board rules against Taylor teachers union

TAYLOR February 17, 2015– Shortly before “right-to-work” took effect in Michigan in 2013, the Taylor public school district and the Taylor Federation of Teachers agreed to a 10-year collective bargaining … Continue reading

February 18, 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