Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

KICLC endorses Christopher Reader for Kent County Clerk

GRAND RAPIDS June 29, 2016– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council has announced today that it has endorsed Christopher Reader for Kent County Clerk. He is facing off against Republican Lisa Posthumus Lyons … Continue reading

June 29, 2016

KICLC endorses Brinks, LaGrand in state house races

GRAND RAPIDS May 3, 2016– Last month, delegates to the Kent-Ionia Labor Council endorsed State Reps. Winnie Brinks (D-76) and David LaGrand (D-75) for re-election this November. Brinks, who has … Continue reading

May 3, 2016

BlueGreen Alliance recognizes IBEW Local 275 for their work installing solar panels

COOPERSVILLE April 8, 2016– Members of IBEW Local 275 have been working on a green-energy project this winter, putting together a 3-megawatt solar installation for a local business. Their work was … Continue reading

April 8, 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

IBEW members light up Detroit

Up until recently, nearly 40 percent of Detroit’s street lights were out of service. Now IBEW members in southeast Michigan are working with the Public Lighting Authority of Detroit to bring light back to the Motor City’s streets.

February 25, 2016

KICLC endorses David LaGrand in special election for Michigan’s 75th House District

GRAND RAPIDS January 22, 2016– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council announced on Wednesday that they endorse David LaGrand in the special election for Michigan’s 75th House seat. Grand Rapids Democrat LaGrand is … Continue reading

January 22, 2016

Michigan’s new election law specifically targets unions’ ability to collect PAC money

LANSING January 8, 2015– Most people are aware that labor unions are restricted by law on how dues dollars can be spent for political activity. Which is why unions oftentimes set … Continue reading

January 8, 2016

EVENT: Industry Night for skilled electricians on January 26

COOPERSVILLE January 8, 2016– The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 275 is looking for experienced electricians who are ready to work. Michigan currently has a shortage of skilled electrical … Continue reading

January 8, 2016

Public Service Caucus to discuss Michigan election reform legislation at January meeting

GRAND RAPIDS January 4, 2016– With the recent passage of Senate Bill 13 and Senate Bill 571 by Michigan’s legislature, big change could be on the horizon for Michigan voters. … Continue reading

January 4, 2016

KICLC’s top stories of 2015– Part II

GRAND RAPIDS December 30, 2015– As the world gets ready to shut the books on 2015 later this week, top ten lists and year-in-review stories are all around us. So … Continue reading

December 30, 2015
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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