Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

Michigan AFL-CIO President: Proposed constitutional amendment is nothing but an attack on state workers

LANSING June 8, 2016–In today’s Detroit News, Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber calls out Republican leadership in Lansing for their new attacks on Michigan civil servants. Right-wing politicians, ignoring who’s really at … Continue reading

June 8, 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

Union members protest privatization & bad public policy at Snyder event in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS March 15, 2016– Yesterday, more than two dozen union members and community supporters welcomed Gov. Rick Snyder to Grand Rapids with signs, coffins and chanting. The coffins represented the … Continue reading

March 15, 2016

Michigan AFL-CIO President: Privatization of Michigan’s public services has failed

LANSING March 9, 2016– In a column that ran in today’s Detroit News, Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber calls out Michigan Republicans in Lansing for severely damaging our state through … Continue reading

March 9, 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

Union plumbers leading the way in Flint water crisis

FLINT January 27, 2016– As residents in Flint still don’t have tap water that’s safe to drink or bathe in, members of UA Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 370 are stepping … Continue reading

January 27, 2016

Helping Flint residents get clean water

FLINT January 25, 2016– In times of crisis or disaster, United Way’s role is to mobilize resources for those in-need. United Way of Genesee County has taken the lead on … Continue reading

January 25, 2016

EVENT: Bottled water being collected for Flint

GRAND RAPIDS January 14, 2016– The Grand Rapids Employees Independent Union (GREIU) is coordinating a water drive for the residents of Flint. Any residents interested in providing clean drinking water … Continue reading

January 14, 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