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

GUEST COLUMN: Donations sought for Lansing firefighter killed by hit-and-run

Ron Bieber is the president of the Michigan AFL-CIO. LANSING September 16, 2015– Last week the Michigan labor movement lost a hero. Lansing firefighter Dennis Rodeman — who was a member … Continue reading

September 16, 2015

COLUMN: My personal encounters with wage theft

Sean Egan (IBEW 275) is the president of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council. GRAND RAPIDS July 24, 2015– The term wage theft elicits images of some greedy corporate boss intentionally manipulating … Continue reading

July 24, 2015

GUEST COLUMN: American workers need stable housing, free from discrimination

Richard Trumka is the president of the 12.5 million member AFL-CIO. WASHINGTON DC February 19, 2015– We recently celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a … Continue reading

February 19, 2015

GUEST COLUMN: Faith meets labor at the new Grand Rapids worker center

Jordan Bruxvoort is the director of The Micah Center, a non-profit faith-based organization in Grand Rapids which serves to educate people about the biblical call to do justice and empower them … Continue reading

February 2, 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