Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

LaborFest 2016 planning meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 20

GRAND RAPIDS April 19, 2016– A meeting to discuss plans for LaborFest 2016 will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, April 16 at 6pm at the Kent-Ionia Labor Council. Anyone interested in being … Continue reading

April 19, 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

March food truck to be held at Kent-Ionia Labor Center

GRAND RAPIDS March 11, 2016– Any residents needing food assistance this month can stop by the Kent-Ionia Labor Center, 918 Benjamin NE in Grand Rapids, on Thursday, March 17 to … Continue reading

March 11, 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

Volunteers needed for March 8 GOTV

GRAND RAPIDS February 26– Michigan’s March 8 election is just around the corner, and in addition to the high-profile presidential primary that day, there’s also a very important state house seat … Continue reading

February 26, 2016

Union family night with the Griffins

GRAND RAPIDS February 19, 2016– The Grand Rapids Griffins  will be celebrating Union Family Night on Saturday, March 26th. Through this exclusive discounted offer, union members and their family and friends can … Continue reading

February 19, 2016

KICLC Community Action Team discusses refugee resettlement at February meeting

GRAND RAPIDS February 18, 2016– At the February meeting of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council’s Community Action Team (CAT), we discussed the topic of refugee resettlement in Grand Rapids. A representative from … Continue reading

February 18, 2016

Women’s Caucus raises $1,300 for Women’s Resource Center of Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS February 16, 2016– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council’s Women’s Caucus made a donation of just over $1,300 to the Women’s Resource Center of Grand Rapids today. The money will … Continue reading

February 16, 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

ATU President RiChard Jackson to receive 2016 Martha Reynolds Labor Award

GRAND RAPIDS February 5, 2016– RiChard Jackson, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 836, has been chosen as the 2016 recipient of the Martha Reynolds Labor Award– one of … Continue reading

February 5, 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