Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

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

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

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

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LANSING December 9, 2015– The same anti-worker groups who unsuccessfully tried getting Michigan’s prevailing wage repealed through a petition drive earlier this year– are back.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

New York Times: Autoworkers are leading the way on raising middle class incomes

GRAND RAPIDS October 29, 2015– The New York Times recently published an editorial which acknowledges the huge gains made by the UAW in their recently-ratified contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles … Continue reading

October 29, 2015

Petition to repeal prevailing wage goes to the state

LANSING September 15, 2015– An anti-worker organization says they have collected the required number of signatures– a mere three percent of Michigan’s registered voters– on a petition they’ve been circulating to repeal … Continue reading

September 15, 2015

EVENT: Women’s Caucus to discuss U.S. pope visit

GRAND RAPIDS September 14, 2015– “Let us together say from the heart: no family without lodging, no rural worker without land, no laborer without rights, no people without sovereignty, no individual without … Continue reading

September 14, 2015

‘Decline to Sign’ campaign launched to preserve Michigan’s prevailing wage law

GRAND RAPIDS July 30, 2015– For the past 50 years, Michigan’s prevailing wage law has ensured that workers on state-funded construction projects (schools, libraries, fire stations, local roads) receive the local … Continue reading

July 30, 2015

Michigan AFL-CIO president slams discriminatory minimum wage bill

LANSING July 22, 2015– Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber wrote a guest column for today’s Detroit News in which he trashed a bill that would lower the state minimum wage for … Continue reading

July 22, 2015

Michigan AFL-CIO President Bieber stands up for local wage and benefit ordinances

LANSING June 24, 2013– Republican legislators in Lansing are currently advancing a bill (HB 4052) which would take away the ability of municipalities to pass wage and benefit ordinances above … Continue reading

June 24, 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