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'We have to change the way we do business'

PLAINWELL - Is the unionized construction industry - and really, much of organized labor in the U.S. - stuck in a mindset from the early 1960s? ..

Providence Park progresses

- Michigan's hospital construction boom has been relentless in recent years, with the St. John Providence Park Hospital campus a typical example. ..

Nation's unionization rate continues decline

The nation's unionization rate continued to fall in 2006, as 12 percent of employed wage and salary workers were union members, compared to 12.5 percent at the end of 2005. ..

Labor keeps an eye on new 110th Congress

WASHINGTON - Three months after organized labor played a big part in helping Democrats take control of Congress - and two weeks after House Dems successfully pushed through their "first 100-hour" agenda - unions are rightfully asking, what's next? ..

U.S. construction for '06 on the level

New U.S. construction starts increased 2% in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $626.9 billion, according to a Jan. 25 report by McGraw-Hill Construction. ..

Sluggish protective equipment rule brings union lawsuit

The United Food and Commercial Workers and the AFL-CIO sued the U.S. Department of Labor in a federal court last month to force the agency to complete rulemaking governing personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers. ..

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