Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

KICLC endorses May 2 Kent Intermediate School District millage

GRAND RAPIDS March 16, 2017– For the first time in history, the Kent Intermediate School District is asking residents for a district-wide school enhancement millage. The Kent-Ionia Labor Council endorses … Continue reading

March 16, 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:The end of human capital, the dawn of Social Security regardless of age

Sean Egan (IBEW 275) is the president of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council. I’ve written about our future as workers before.  We all know what is in front of us, automation … Continue reading

December 20, 2016

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

GRPS employees fight for contract, pickets are planned

GRAND RAPIDS April 8, 2016- As all five Grand Rapids Public School unions (GREA, GRESPA, GRACEN, GREOA and GRAEOP) continue to work without contracts, negotiations with the district have been … Continue reading

April 8, 2016

EVENT: Cesar Chavez Social Justice march & activities

GRAND RAPIDS March 11, 2016– On Thursday, March 17, there will be a day of activities in Grand Rapids honoring the legacy of United Farm Workers founder César E. Chávez. Starting the … Continue reading

March 11, 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

Public Service Caucus to discuss Flint water crisis at February meeting

GRAND RAPIDS February 1, 2016– The Flint water crisis has become an international news story, and the fallout of the Snyder administration’s failure to provide safe drinking water for the residents … Continue reading

February 1, 2016

GUEST COLUMN: Democracy or fascism?

Ed Haynor is a retired consultant to the West Michigan Construction Alliance, with over 40 years of public service as teacher, school administrator and school board member. He resides in … Continue reading

January 19, 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

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