SAULT STE. MARIE – If the nation needs a guide to understanding and fixing the ongoing economic Great Recession, as it’s being called, look to what happened in the years before and after the Great Depression, which began with the stock market collapse on Oct. 29, 1929. ..
SAULT STE. MARIE – Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council Secretary-Treasurer Patrick Devlin and President Patrick “Shorty” Gleason were both re-elected to four-year terms during the council’s 49th annual convention. ..
BATTLE CREEK – Michigan’s newest casino is open for business – the new $300 million Firekeepers Casino. ..
DETROIT – The state’s largest city would be a good stop for any cruise ship plying the Great Lakes – but at this time, there aren’t good places along the Detroit River to dock big passenger ships. ..
While organized labor leaders continue to push for passage this year of the Employee Free Choice Act – which is expected to ease the organizing process for unions and help increase membership rolls – a July 31 Wall Street Journal article said odds of a 2009 vote are “dim.” ..
ANN ARBOR –The city and the University of Michigan’s hospitality and facilities won rave reviews from the nearly 2,000 electricians from across the nation who participated in the National Training Institute (NTI) program, held Aug. 1-7 on the U-M campus. ..
- 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