Lakeshore Community Labor Council, AFL-CIO

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

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

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

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

New York Times: Autoworkers are leading the way on raising middle class incomes

MUSKEGON 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 (FCA), and … Continue reading

October 29, 2015

Huron Valley CLC works with county commission to protect Washtenaw mental health services

ANN ARBOR September 25, 2015– Delegates and leadership of the Huron Valley Central Labor Council heard from two of their affiliates recently that county mental health services would be slashed due … Continue reading

September 25, 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

Coopersville teachers reach 4-year deal with school district

COOPERSVILLE August 31, 2015– The Coopersville Education Association reached a four-year deal with the Coopersville Board of Education last week. Both new and current teachers will see a pay increase under … Continue reading

August 31, 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

‘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

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