Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

Dematic to move 300 jobs from Grand Rapids to Mexico to take advantage of $1.50 wages

GRAND RAPIDS February 3, 2016– It was reported last month that Dematic North America was considering laying off over 300 union members at its Plymouth Road facility in Grand Rapids and moving their jobs … Continue reading

February 3, 2016

UAW Local 1485 president says corporate greed is behind company’s threat to move jobs to Mexico

GRAND RAPIDS January 6, 2016– Dematic, a logistics and supply chain company with a long history in Grand Rapids, announced today that they are considering laying off more than 300 of … Continue reading

January 6, 2016

COLUMN: Planning our Future: Global Warming, Technology, and Working People

Sean Egan (IBEW 275) is the president of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council. GRAND RAPIDS December 14, 2015– Like many, I have been following with reserved optimism as 196 countries were … Continue reading

December 14, 2015

Four Michigan counties lead the nation in new manufacturing jobs

GRAND RAPIDS July 16, 2015– A report came out this week detailing where the nation’s new manufacturing jobs are, and four Michigan counties made the top ten. The only other state … Continue reading

July 16, 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