WASHINGTON D.C. - Multi-employer pension plans like those used by building trades unions and their contractors are not nearly in the same sorry shape as many single-employer plans such as the one held by Northwest Airlines.
But both types of plans are in need of some major rules changes that will allow them to be more fiscally responsible and prosperous. That's the aim of HR 4 - the Pension Protection Act - which was adopted by the U.S. House on July 29. The legislation now goes to the Senate, where prospects for passage are good. ..
WASHINGTON D.C. - The U.S. Senate was busy before its summer recess, blocking a bill that tied together a minimum wage hike with providing estate tax relief. ..
DETROIT - Leave it to a handful of skilled masons to repair some of cracks in the federal justice system. ..
Building trades workers are encouraged to join with their fellow union members and celebrate Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 4. ..
LANSING - The first Benjamin Franklin Memorial Poker Run raised $5,200 for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Michigan. ..
The radio show "Answer the Question" is a small start in the battle against corporate media giants, and the crush of conservative talk on the airwaves - but it's a start. ..
- State AFL-CIO gives nod to to Whitmer for governor
- Falsely accused jobless claimants to get another day in court
- NMU invites students for a stay in The Woods
- Congress gets to work on multi-employer pension reform plan
- Senate party-line vote gives GOP majority on labor board
- Insulators urge: 'Unite for a Cure' for mesothelioma
- State review continues of petitions aimed at repealing prevailing wage
- Cadillac Tax delayed again; should be shelved permanently
- BWL spreading lots of capital for construction in our capital city
- Construction employment hums along in Michigan