Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

Republicans’ ACA replacement would be disaster for Michigan

LANSING March 9, 2017– Michigan Public Radio’s Senior Political Analyst Jack Lessenberry issued a stark warning against the Republicans’ Affordable Care Act replacement bill yesterday: Passing it would be an economic … Continue reading

March 9, 2017

COLUMN: Health and Wealth are connected, especially in the Republican healthcare plan

Sean Egan (IBEW 275) is the chair of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council. Statistically, the wealthier you are the healthier you’ll be. There are certainly a lot of reasons for this, … Continue reading

March 8, 2017

KICLC stands opposed to attacks on Americans’ health benefits

GRAND RAPIDS February 20, 2017– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council adopted a resolution this month expressing support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as opposing any cuts to Medicare … Continue reading

February 20, 2017

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

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

Healthcare Enrollment event this Thursday

GRAND RAPIDS January 14, 2016– If you’re still without a health plan, or have questions about the Marketplace, and need some face-to-face help finding a plan that fits your needs and budget, … Continue reading

January 14, 2016

KICLC partners with Working America to connect workers with quality health coverage

GRAND RAPIDS November 25, 2015– Individuals and families looking to purchase health insurance on the Healthcare Marketplace for 2016 have until January 31 to find the right plan. But while the … Continue reading

November 25, 2015

UFCW Local 951 members at JBS slaughterhouse ratify contract

PLAINWELL June 4, 2015– Last month, UFCW Local 951 members working at the JBS slaughterhouse and meatpacking facility in Plainwell, Mich., overwhelmingly voted to ratify a new contract that includes significant wage increases … Continue reading

June 4, 2015

KICLC Women’s Caucus meeting this Tuesday, June 9

GRAND RAPIDS June 4, 2015– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council (KICLC) invites any women who are interested in having a voice in the greater west Michigan labor movement to join us … Continue reading

June 4, 2015

Wage stagnation plagues west Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS April 8, 2015– On paper these days, it seems the economy is steadily moving in the right direction. Employment numbers across the U.S.– and to a lesser extent, Michigan– are … Continue reading

April 7, 2015