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. ..
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