Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

COLUMN : Prevailing Wage protects our communities, Arlan Meekhof and ABC want to repeal it

Sean Egan (IBEW 275) is the chair of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council.  After successfully fighting off the attempts by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and some Republicans attempts to … Continue reading

January 20, 2017

Prevailing Wage repeal fight returns to Michigan

LANSING January 19, 2017– The Michigan legislature opened up their 2017 session with three bills intended to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage laws. Similar measures were attempted and failed in 2015. … Continue reading

January 19, 2017

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

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

Electricians and engineers brighten family’s Christmas

COOPERSVILLE December 23, 2015– Thanks to the generosity of the members of IBEW Local 275 and Operating Engineers Local 324, a local family will be having a merrier Christmas this … 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LANSING December 9, 2015– The same anti-worker groups who unsuccessfully tried getting Michigan’s prevailing wage repealed through a petition drive earlier this year– are back.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

AFL-CIO, building trades invest in Detroit Home Repair program

DETROIT November 27, 2015– The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) announced earlier this week that it will invest up to $30 million in the Detroit Neighborhood Home Repair Program, a partnership … Continue reading

November 27, 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

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

‘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

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