By Thomas Palley
Special to PAI ..
By Thomas Palley
By Mark Gruenberg
PAI Staff Writer ..
LANSING - Tens of thousands of Michiganians, including residents, businesses and lawmakers in next-door Lansing, lost power during the great blackout of August 2003. ..
Plumbers Local 98 has only had four training centers in the local union's 112-year history. ..
With the decline in union membership slipping generally unabated over the last 25 years, what are the prospects for a turnaround? ..
|MICHIGAN Gov. Jennifer Granholm visited the Michigan State Building Trades Council offices in Detroit earlier this month. She met with Council Secretary-Treas. Pat Devlin, right, and Operating Engineers Local 324 Business Manager and I.U. Vice Pres. John Hamilton, left. Following this month's news of the bankruptcy of Delphi and the huge health care concessions won by General Motors of its retirees, Granholm commented on the state of the state's union workforce. "Unions have given the middle class dream to millions of Americans. I think we need more workers with middle class income, not less. We need workers with more skills, not less. We need more unions, not less. Unions provide us all with a better quality of life."|
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