Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

MI AFL-CIO president: Trump will kill jobs in Michigan

LANSING July 13, 2016– Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber penned a column for the Detroit News today in which he warns that a Trump presidency would be devastating for Michigan’s … Continue reading

July 13, 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

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

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

KICLC’s top stories of 2015– Part II

GRAND RAPIDS December 30, 2015– As the world gets ready to shut the books on 2015 later this week, top ten lists and year-in-review stories are all around us. So … Continue reading

December 30, 2015

KICLC’s top stories of 2015– Part I

GRAND RAPIDS December 23, 2015– As the world gets ready to shut the books on 2015 later this month, top ten lists and year-in-review stories are all around us. So … Continue reading

December 23, 2015

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

EVENT: KICLC President Egan to be guest speaker at Wayne State labor law symposium

DETROIT September 30, 2015– The Wayne State University Law School, National Labor Relations Board Region 7, State Bar of Michigan (Labor and Employment Law Section) present the 23rd annual Bernard Gottfried … Continue reading

September 30, 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