Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

Organized labor leads defeat of bad trade deal in House

WASHINGTON DC June 12, 2015– Democratic members of Congress today united themselves against President Barack Obama and wealthy corporate interests by defeating a trade deal that would have been disastrous … Continue reading

June 12, 2015

KICLC President op-ed: Fast Track trade deals don’t work

GRAND RAPIDS April 27, 2015– Kent-Ionia Labor Council President Sean Egan (IBEW Local 275) recently wrote an opinion piece opposing Fast Track trade legislation. The Detroit Free Press ran his letter … Continue reading

April 27, 2015

Lansing lawmakers renew efforts to rig presidential elections

LANSING March 11, 2015– Last fall’s U.S. Congressional races in Michigan yielded no surprises: Republicans maintained control of nine of Michigan’s 14 Congressional districts, as pretty much everyone expected. That means … Continue reading

March 11, 2015

Obamacare ruling could leave 300,000 working men and women in Michigan without insurance

GRAND RAPIDS March 4, 2015– The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments over Obamacare subsidies today, and if they rule against the Obama administration, it could prove disastrous for millions of … Continue reading

March 4, 2015

Kent-Ionia Labor stands strongly opposed to Fast Track legislation

GRAND RAPIDS February 19, 2015– Federal legislators have introduced a bill that is bad for democracy and bad for America. The Fast Track legislation (S. 1900 and H.R. 3830), introduced … Continue reading

February 19, 2015

Obama speaks at Michigan Ford plant, UAW president proud of shared efforts to save auto industry

WAYNE January 9, 2014– On Wednesday President Barack Obama spoke at the Ford Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI, kicking off a three-state tour to tout the nation’s economic recovery ahead of … Continue reading

January 9, 2015

NLRB OKs use of company email in organizing drives

WASHINGTON, DC December 17, 2014– This week the National Labor Relations Board issued a long-awaited decision on the use of company email in organizing drives. They reversed a previous NLRB … Continue reading

December 17, 2014

Kent-Ionia Labor supports White House action on immigration reform

GRAND RAPIDS Dec 1, 2014—When President Barack Obama issued an executive order on immigration last month, he provided relief and work authorization to an estimated four million people nationwide—with an … Continue reading

December 1, 2014

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