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

Labor leads the way in defeating dangerous lame duck legislation

GRAND RAPIDS December 22, 2016– Every December, legislators in Lansing scramble to pass bills before heading home for the holidays (or leaving office). Since the Republicans have had control of … Continue reading

December 22, 2016

COLUMN:The end of human capital, the dawn of Social Security regardless of age

Sean Egan (IBEW 275) is the president of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council. I’ve written about our future as workers before.  We all know what is in front of us, automation … Continue reading

December 20, 2016

COLUMN: We need to watch out for the ‘normalization’ of fascism

Sean Egan (IBEW 275) is the president of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council. Washington State Republican Senator Doug Ericksen is planning to introduce legislation to establish a criminal Class C felony … Continue reading

November 21, 2016

On the results of the November 8, 2016 elections

GRAND RAPIDS November 9, 2016– From KICLC President Sean Egan: I’ve received text messages and calls this morning from many of our brothers and sisters in the IBEW regarding the election … Continue reading

November 9, 2016

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

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

KICLC endorses Skaggs, Hennessy for Kent County Commission

GRAND RAPIDS June 28, 2016– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council has announced today that it has endorsed two candidates running for the Kent County Commission. Phil Skaggs (District 19) and Carol Hennessy (District … Continue reading

June 28, 2016

Detroit newspaper employees fighting for contract

DETROIT April 1, 2016– Staff at the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News have been engaging in informational pickets outside their offices this week, as they’ve been working without a … Continue reading

April 1, 2016

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