Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

Upcoming workshop to prepare union members to run for office

GRAND RAPIDS March 17, 2018– Ever thought more union members need to be on city council, or in the state legislature, or in Congress? Ever considered running for office yourself, … Continue reading

March 17, 2017

COLUMN: Tell the President to Quell the Hate Mongers Tonight

Sean Egan (IBEW 275) is the chair of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council. Honestly, I expected a rocky road for President Trump. It is easy to yell and shout vague promises … Continue reading

February 28, 2017

Running for office– a call to union members and allies

LANSING February 9, 2017– In 2015, the Michigan AFL-CIO launched a pilot program, Local Elected Assistance Program (LEAP), to engage central labor bodies and affiliated unions in supporting pro-labor candidates … Continue reading

February 9, 2017

Labor leads the way in defeating dangerous lame duck legislation

GRAND RAPIDS December 22, 2016– Every December, legislators in Lansing scramble to pass bills before heading home for the holidays (or leaving office). Since the Republicans have had control of … Continue reading

December 22, 2016

COLUMN: Turn out to turn down Trump’s b.s.

Sean Egan (IBEW 275) is the president of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council. No one should be surprised to see Donald Trump’s continued implosion.  A narcissistic, egotistical, condescending, and infantile ass … Continue reading

October 17, 2016

KICLC endorses Bryant for Kent County Prosecutor

GRAND RAPIDS September 30, 2016– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council announces today that it has endorsed Alida Bryant in the race for Kent County prosecutor. Bryant has served more than 20 years … Continue reading

September 30, 2016

List of Labor 2016 endorsements for West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS August 8, 2016– [Updated October 3, 2016] The following are candidates endorsed by the Kent-Ionia Labor Council for the November 2016 elections. We will be updating the list … Continue reading

August 8, 2016

Labor candidates win key primary races across Michigan

LANSING August 3, 2016– The Michigan AFL-CIO issued the following statement today on the results of Tuesday’s primary election. Ninety-eight percent of the candidates who were endorsed by the Michigan AFL-CIO … Continue reading

August 3, 2016

KICLC endorses Christopher Reader for Kent County Clerk

GRAND RAPIDS June 29, 2016– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council has announced today that it has endorsed Christopher Reader for Kent County Clerk. He is facing off against Republican Lisa Posthumus Lyons … Continue reading

June 29, 2016

KICLC endorses David LaGrand in special election for Michigan’s 75th House District

GRAND RAPIDS January 22, 2016– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council announced on Wednesday that they endorse David LaGrand in the special election for Michigan’s 75th House seat. Grand Rapids Democrat LaGrand is … Continue reading

January 22, 2016