Kent-Ionia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Growing and strengthening west Michigan's middle class

Grand Rapids Symphony Musicians reach tentative agreement

GRAND RAPIDS March 25, 2016– A tentative agreement was reached earlier this week on a new five year contract between the Grand Rapids Symphony and the Grand Rapids Federation of Musicians Local … Continue reading

March 25, 2016

Women’s Caucus raises $1,300 for Women’s Resource Center of Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS February 16, 2016– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council’s Women’s Caucus made a donation of just over $1,300 to the Women’s Resource Center of Grand Rapids today. The money will … Continue reading

February 16, 2016

Facts and figures on union membership for 2015, Michigan sees uptick in union members

WASHINGTON DC February 5, 2016– Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor released its annual report on union membership and earnings. Nationally, the union membership rate– the percent of wage … Continue reading

February 5, 2016

Dematic to move 300 jobs from Grand Rapids to Mexico to take advantage of $1.50 wages

GRAND RAPIDS February 3, 2016– It was reported last month that Dematic North America was considering laying off over 300 union members at its Plymouth Road facility in Grand Rapids and moving their jobs … Continue reading

February 3, 2016

Detroit school teachers expose district’s deplorable conditions

DETROIT January 12, 2016– If the story of Gov. Rick Snyder and his Emergency Managers’ botched handling of the Flint water crisis wasn’t enough for you, now the governor and his Emergency Manager of … Continue reading

January 12, 2016

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

KICLC’s top stories of 2015– Part I

GRAND RAPIDS December 23, 2015– As the world gets ready to shut the books on 2015 later this month, top ten lists and year-in-review stories are all around us. So … Continue reading

December 23, 2015

COLUMN: Planning our Future: Global Warming, Technology, and Working People

Sean Egan (IBEW 275) is the president of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council. GRAND RAPIDS December 14, 2015– Like many, I have been following with reserved optimism as 196 countries were … Continue reading

December 14, 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

Labor Revival set to blow the roof off the Labor Center this Sunday

GRAND RAPIDS- November 30, 2015– As the Michigan labor community gets set to mark the third anniversary of Lansing politicians bullying right-to-work legislation down our throats, Grand Rapids-area union members … Continue reading

November 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