Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

Labor leads the way in defeating dangerous lame duck legislation

GRAND RAPIDS December 22, 2016– Every December, legislators in Lansing scramble to pass bills before heading home for the holidays (or leaving office). Since the Republicans have had control of … Continue reading

December 22, 2016

Michigan AFL-CIO President: Proposed constitutional amendment is nothing but an attack on state workers

LANSING June 8, 2016–In today’s Detroit News, Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber calls out Republican leadership in Lansing for their new attacks on Michigan civil servants. Right-wing politicians, ignoring who’s really at … Continue reading

June 8, 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

Young workers can connect with statewide labor movement through Michigan Young Workers United

LANSING March 24, 2016– Any young workers (35 and under) looking to become more engaged in Michigan’s labor movement now have the opportunity to do so through Michigan Young Workers United. … Continue reading

March 24, 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

Bill to reform right-to-work introduced in Lansing

LANSING March 1, 2016– A Democratic state rep from southeast Michigan has introduced legislation that would allow unionized employees to vote on “right-to-work” policy at their workplace. Should this pass, it … Continue reading

March 1, 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

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

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

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

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