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Rulings show why the NLRB isn't working for workers

By Dmitri Iglitzin & Steven Hill

With the Democratic Party regaining control of Congress for the first time since 1994, Democratic leaders should look to undo the effects the Bush administration has had on America's workers. But that won't be easy, because one institution that remains solidly in Republican and anti-worker hands is the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the country's chief arbiter of labor disputes. ..

House cuts funds for anti-union Labor Department agency

By Mark Gruenberg
PAI Staff Writer

Doors open at Odawa Casino

PETOSKEY - A few finishing touches at the Odawa Casino Resort was all that was left to do late last month in the days before the facility had its grand opening on July 25. ..

Trades try to leave a light footprint at Motor City Casino

DETROIT - If it's possible to work delicately around an operating casino while erecting an adjacent conference center, 17-story hotel, conference center and parking deck - the Michigan Industrial Group (MIG), their subs and at least 400 building trades workers are pulling it off. ..

State's roads could take another hit with reduced federal funding forecast

Washington, D.C. - Back in February, the Bush Administration released a budget forecast for fiscal year 2009, which included a relatively mild $700 million reduction in Highway Trust Fund spending compared to the previous year. ..

Does your hard hat deserve to be retired?

Wearing a well-worn hardhat is almost a freak flag for some. Stickers, logos, American flags, photos of the kids… the décor can stretch the gamut. No doubt, a hardhat is one of the most-recognizable pieces of safety equipment on the construction jobsite. ..

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