Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

KICLC endorses May 2 Kent Intermediate School District millage

GRAND RAPIDS March 16, 2017– For the first time in history, the Kent Intermediate School District is asking residents for a district-wide school enhancement millage. The Kent-Ionia Labor Council endorses … Continue reading

March 16, 2017

COLUMN: Trump right on TPP, wrong on immigration

Sean Egan (IBEW 275) is the chair of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council. It will be an interesting few years with President Trump. On the one hand, during his first week … Continue reading

January 30, 2017

Labor stands united against Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education

GRAND RAPIDS January 30, 2017– As the Senate prepares to vote on the nomination of Betsy DeVos for the position of Secretary of Education, labor leaders from across the state of … Continue reading

January 30, 2017

COLUMN : Prevailing Wage protects our communities, Arlan Meekhof and ABC want to repeal it

Sean Egan (IBEW 275) is the chair of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council.  After successfully fighting off the attempts by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and some Republicans attempts to … Continue reading

January 20, 2017

COLUMN: Let Love Reign this MLK Day

Sean Egan (IBEW 275) is the Chair of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council.  Every year in our house, I read a speech from Dr. King on Martin Luther King Day.  I … Continue reading

January 16, 2017

Egan, Letts receive unanimous support in re-election to KICLC board

GRAND RAPIDS December 22, 2016– Kent-Ionia Labor Council President Sean Egan (IBEW 275) and Secretary-Treasurer Ryan Letts (CWA 4034) were returned to the CLC’s top two positions yesterday, and with … Continue reading

December 22, 2016

On the results of the November 8, 2016 elections

GRAND RAPIDS November 9, 2016– From KICLC President Sean Egan: I’ve received text messages and calls this morning from many of our brothers and sisters in the IBEW regarding the election … Continue reading

November 9, 2016

KICLC endorses Courtade, Lynn, Allen, Melton and Baker for Kent County commission

GRAND RAPIDS September 30, 2016– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council announces today five more endorsements for Kent County commission. In June, the KICLC endorsed Carol Hennessy and Phil Skaggs. The latest endorsements … Continue reading

September 30, 2016

KICLC endorses Douglas Smith for Congress

GRAND RAPIDS June 30,2016– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council has announced today that it has endorsed Douglas Smith for Congress. Smith is running against incumbent Congressman Justin Amash in Michigan’s Third Congressional … Continue reading

June 30, 2016

KICLC endorses Rachel Hood for Kent County Drain Commissioner

GRAND RAPIDS June 29, 2016– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council has announced today that it has endorsed Rachel Hood for Kent County Drain Commissioner. When it comes to the environment, Hood’s dedication … Continue reading

June 29, 2016