Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

MI AFL-CIO president: Trump will kill jobs in Michigan

LANSING July 13, 2016– Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber penned a column for the Detroit News today in which he warns that a Trump presidency would be devastating for Michigan’s … Continue reading

July 13, 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

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

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

COLUMN: Expanding democracy? Not in Michigan

Sean Egan (IBEW 275) is the president of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council. GRAND RAPIDS December 28, 2015– When someone tells you that their goals are to ensure voters are more informed, … Continue reading

December 28, 2015

KICLC’s top stories of 2015– Part I

GRAND RAPIDS December 23, 2015– As the world gets ready to shut the books on 2015 later this month, top ten lists and year-in-review stories are all around us. So … Continue reading

December 23, 2015

Bad news, Michigan: the prevailing wage fight isn’t over

LANSING December 9, 2015– The same anti-worker groups who unsuccessfully tried getting Michigan’s prevailing wage repealed through a petition drive earlier this year– are back. According to a report from … Continue reading

December 9, 2015

Petitions to repeal prevailing wage shown to be a sham, investigation and prosecutions possible

LANSING November 13, 2015– The anti-labor group who was behind the petition drive to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage learned what happens when you hire out-of-state contractors who don’t train their workers … Continue reading

November 12, 2015