Lakeshore Community Labor Council, AFL-CIO

An advocate for west Michigan working families through collective action, education and community partnerships.

Young workers can connect with statewide labor movement through Michigan Young Workers United

LANSING March 24, 2016– Any young workers (35 and under) looking to become more engaged in Michigan’s labor movement now have the opportunity to do so through Michigan Young Workers United. … Continue reading

March 24, 2016

Michigan AFL-CIO President: Privatization of Michigan’s public services has failed

LANSING March 9, 2016– In a column that ran in today’s Detroit News, Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber calls out Michigan Republicans in Lansing for severely damaging our state through … Continue reading

March 9, 2016

Bill to reform right-to-work introduced in Lansing

State Rep. Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) LANSING March 1, 2016– A Democratic state rep from southeast Michigan has introduced legislation that would allow unionized employees to vote on “right-to-work” policy at their … Continue reading

March 1, 2016

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 or pay … Continue reading

November 12, 2015

GUEST COLUMN: Donations sought for Lansing firefighter killed by hit-and-run

Ron Bieber is the president of the Michigan AFL-CIO. LANSING September 16, 2015– Last week the Michigan labor movement lost a hero. Lansing firefighter Dennis Rodeman — who was a member … Continue reading

September 16, 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

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

Michigan AFL-CIO president slams discriminatory minimum wage bill

LANSING July 22, 2015– Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber wrote a guest column for today’s Detroit News in which he trashed a bill that would lower the state minimum wage for … Continue reading

July 22, 2015

Michigan AFL-CIO President Bieber stands up for local wage and benefit ordinances

LANSING June 24, 2013– Republican legislators in Lansing are currently advancing a bill (HB 4052) which would take away the ability of municipalities to pass wage and benefit ordinances above … Continue reading

June 24, 2015

In Lansing, the solution to 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

Lakeshore Community Labor Council

The Lakeshore Community Labor Council, AFL-CIO is a coalition of west Michigan labor unions and community organizations in Muskegon, Ottawa, Lake, Newaygo, Oceana, Mason, Manistee and Allegan Counties, and based in Muskgeon.

Address & phone

490 W Western Ave Muskegon, MI 49440‎ (231) 725-7721