Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

COLUMN: Trump right on TPP, wrong on immigration

Sean Egan (IBEW 275) is the chair of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council. It will be an interesting few years with President Trump. On the one hand, during his first week … Continue reading

January 30, 2017

KICLC endorses Douglas Smith for Congress

GRAND RAPIDS June 30,2016– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council has announced today that it has endorsed Douglas Smith for Congress. Smith is running against incumbent Congressman Justin Amash in Michigan’s Third Congressional … Continue reading

June 30, 2016

UAW & GM kick off negotiations, Ford & Chrysler to follow

DETROIT July 13, 2015– Contracts between the UAW and the Big Three automakers expire on September 14, which gives the union and management of Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler two … Continue reading

July 13, 2015

Organized labor leads defeat of bad trade deal in House

WASHINGTON DC June 12, 2015– Democratic members of Congress today united themselves against President Barack Obama and wealthy corporate interests by defeating a trade deal that would have been disastrous … Continue reading

June 12, 2015

West Michigan labor joins in with national call-in day to stop Fast Track

GRAND RAPIDS June 4, 2015– Yesterday, millions of people across the United States made calls and sent emails to their Congressperson to let them know that Fast Track trade deals just don’t work … Continue reading

June 3, 2015

Ionia County union members address Rep. Justin Amash on Fast Track

IONIA May 8, 2015– U.S. Rep. Justin Amash held a town hall meeting at Ionia City Hall last night, where he was greeted by dozens of union activists and their … Continue reading

May 8, 2015

EVENT: Rally in Ionia to urge Rep. Amash to oppose TPP Fast Track

IONIA May 7, 2015– On Thursday, May 7 members of the west Michigan community are invited to gather at Ionia City Hall to express their opposition to the Trans Pacific … Continue reading

May 7, 2015

KICLC President op-ed: Fast Track trade deals don’t work

GRAND RAPIDS April 27, 2015– Kent-Ionia Labor Council President Sean Egan (IBEW Local 275) recently wrote an opinion piece opposing Fast Track trade legislation. The Detroit Free Press ran his letter … Continue reading

April 27, 2015

Fast Facts on Fast Track trade legislation

GRAND RAPIDS April 23, 2015– The entire labor movement, including the Kent-Ionia Labor Council, is squarely against the Hatch-Wyden-Ryan Fast Track legislation (S. 995/H.R. 1890)– better know as “Fast Track”– … Continue reading

April 23, 2015

Sen. Gary Peters meets with west Michigan labor leaders, discusses priorities

GRAND RAPIDS February 20, 2015– Sen. Gary Peters visited the Kent-Ionia Labor Center on Tuesday to pledge his support to Michigan’s labor community, and to open up a discussion with … Continue reading

February 20, 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