Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

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

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

Public Service Caucus to discuss Michigan election reform legislation at January meeting

GRAND RAPIDS January 4, 2016– With the recent passage of Senate Bill 13 and Senate Bill 571 by Michigan’s legislature, big change could be on the horizon for Michigan voters. … Continue reading

January 4, 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

COLUMN: Expanding democracy? Not in Michigan

Sean Egan (IBEW 275) is the president of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council. GRAND RAPIDS December 28, 2015– When someone tells you that their goals are to ensure voters are more informed, … Continue reading

December 28, 2015

West Michigan public employees invited to post-election round-table discussion

GRAND RAPIDS October 21, 2015– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council is inviting all west Michigan public employees to a meeting at the Kent-Ionia Labor Center on Wednesday, November 4 at 6pm. At … Continue reading

October 21, 2015

EVENT: August Women’s Caucus meeting agenda set, political campaigns to be discussed

GRAND RAPIDS August 10, 2015– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council Women’s Caucus’ next meeting is scheduled for this Tuesday, August 11, 5:30pm at the Kent-Ionia Labor Center, 918 Benjamin NE in Grand Rapids. On … Continue reading

August 10, 2015

KICLC Women’s Caucus to meet on July 7, finalize plans for mayoral candidates forum

GRAND RAPIDS June 30, 2015– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council Women’s Caucus’ next meeting is scheduled for this Tuesday, July 7. The primary function of the meeting will be to finalize plans for the … Continue reading

June 30, 2015

KICLC to host Grand Rapids mayoral candidate forum

GRAND RAPIDS June 29, 2015– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council is hosting a candidates forum next Thursday, July 9 at 6pm, featuring the four candidates who are running to serve as Grand … Continue reading

June 29, 2015

Organizing a priority for west Michigan labor community

GRAND RAPIDS March 31, 2015– Earlier this year, the Kent-Ionia Labor Council surveyed the west Michigan labor community on issues we should be focusing on for the year ahead. Responses … Continue reading

March 31, 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