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Mixed reactions to Trump as he pushes massive plan to revamp U.S. infrastructure

By Mark Gruenberg
PAI Staff Writer  ..

McGarvey: building trades must again become labor movement backbone


And they have experience in doing so in the face of hostile lawmakers, governors and presidents he adds.

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Made to order: Little Caesars expanding its Detroit HQ

DETROIT — Little Caesars Arena isn't the only ongoing construction project in the city that will have the big pizza chain's name on it. ..

Flint approves pipe contract as Building Trades recognize local union effort


It's the largest chunk of money to be spent to date that's aimed at replacing lead and galvanized pipes that are still in place serving some 20,000 homes. The decision to draw the corrosive water from the Flint River without proper treatment wore away a decades-old protective coating inside the metal pipes, exposing thousands of Flint residents to lead poisoning. ..

Trades leery about safety with Trump's deregulation orders

By Nick Fox ..

Trump dumps fair play and safe workplaces rule


His decision leaves federal contractors free to disobey labor laws, job safety laws and even paying their taxes without the fear of having the feds yank their business away. ..

Surest way to a pay cut: repeal prevailing wage law

By Ross Eisenbrey and Teresa Kroeger ..