Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

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

Prevailing Wage repeal fight returns to Michigan

LANSING January 19, 2017– The Michigan legislature opened up their 2017 session with three bills intended to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage laws. Similar measures were attempted and failed in 2015. … Continue reading

January 19, 2017

Michigan’s new election law specifically targets unions’ ability to collect PAC money

LANSING January 8, 2015– Most people are aware that labor unions are restricted by law on how dues dollars can be spent for political activity. Which is why unions oftentimes set … Continue reading

January 8, 2016

Petition to repeal prevailing wage goes to the state

LANSING September 15, 2015– An anti-worker organization says they have collected the required number of signatures– a mere three percent of Michigan’s registered voters– on a petition they’ve been circulating to repeal … Continue reading

September 15, 2015

‘Decline to Sign’ campaign launched to preserve Michigan’s prevailing wage law

GRAND RAPIDS July 30, 2015– For the past 50 years, Michigan’s prevailing wage law has ensured that workers on state-funded construction projects (schools, libraries, fire stations, local roads) receive the local … Continue reading

July 30, 2015

Pure Michigan takes on new meaning with anti-middle class legislation

GRAND RAPIDS June 23, 2015– Michigan’s legislature, lead by Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof (R-Grand Haven) and Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter (R-Mt. Pleasant), is currently advancing legislation which … Continue reading

June 23, 2015

In Lansing, the solution for Michigan’s wage stagnation problem is…lower wages?

LANSING June 19, 2015– The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) released a study this past winter on American wages. They found that between 2013 and 2014, wages for American workers continued … Continue reading

June 19, 2015

Lansing politicians advance bill to repeal prevailing wage

LANSING May 13, 2015– The Republican-led state senate advanced a bill today that would repeal the state’s prevailing wage law. The prevailing wage requires companies pay workers union wages on … Continue reading

May 13, 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
616-456-8233
info@KICLC.org