Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

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

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

Represent your union this Halloween at Trunk ‘n’ Treat event

GRAND RAPIDS October 22, 2015– The A. Philip Randolph Institute of Grand Rapids is organizing a “Trunk ‘n’ Treat” event this Halloween, as a safe alternative to trick-or-treating for kids … Continue reading

October 22, 2015

Metro Retirees of Kent County hold meeting third Thursday of every month

WYOMING October 8, 2015– The Metropolitan Labor Union Retirees Council of Kent County (part of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council, AFL-CIO) invite any union retirees to our monthly meetings held on the third … Continue reading

October 8, 2015

GRESPA leader honored with 2015 Willie Dale Jones Spirit of Solidarity Award

GRAND RAPIDS September 29, 2015– The 2015 Willie Dale Jones Spirit of Solidarity Award for exceptional volunteer service by a west Michigan union member was awarded to Pam Marcusse (GRESPA-MEA) of … Continue reading

September 29, 2015

UAW members’ quick reaction prevents tragedy

TOLEDO, OH August 25, 2015– What could have been a very tragic situation turned into an opportunity for a group of northern Ohio union members to display their super-hero abilities. Last Friday, … Continue reading

August 25, 2015

Michigan AFL-CIO President Bieber meets with west Michigan union members

COOPERSVILLE August 4, 2015– About 30 west Michigan union members met with newly-elected Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber over lunch today at the Plumbers & Fitters hall in Coopersville. The … Continue reading

August 4, 2015

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

In Lansing, the solution for Michigan’s wage stagnation problem is…lower wages?

LANSING June 19, 2015– The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) released a study this past winter on American wages. They found that between 2013 and 2014, wages for American workers continued … Continue reading

June 19, 2015

GM invests in west Michigan parts plant, community organizations

WYOMING June 1, 2015– General Motors announced today that it will invest $119 million dollars in its Grand Rapids Operations Plant, located at 1600 Burton SW in Wyoming, and create … Continue reading

June 1, 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