Lakeshore Community Labor Council, AFL-CIO

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

Detroit 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

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

‘Decline to Sign’ campaign launched to preserve Michigan’s prevailing wage law

MUSKEGON July 30, 2015– For the past 50 years, Michigan’s prevailing wage law has ensured that workers on state-funded construction projects (schools, libraries, fire stations, local roads) receive the local wage and … Continue reading

July 30, 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

Gov. Snyder signs ‘Death Star’ bill, attacking workers across Michigan

LANSING June 30, 2015— Progress Michigan is reporting that today Gov. Rick Snyder silenced the voices of millions of Michiganders by signing legislation that prevents local governments from protecting workers, … Continue reading

June 30, 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