Michigan’s right-to-work law didn’t just pop up out of the legislative swamp in last December ’s lame-duck legislative session. ..
Significantly more construction firms are planning to add new staff than plan to cut staff while demand for many types of private sector construction projects should increase this year, according to survey results released Jan. 14 by the Associated General Contractors of America and Computer Guidance Corporation. The survey, conducted as part of Tentative Signs of a Recovery: The 2013 Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook, points to some good news for the year even as firms worry about rising costs and declining public sector demand for construction. ..
(By Jon Geenen, International Vice President, United Steelworkers) ..
LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder did an end-around on any potential for labor unions to win a lower-court injunction against the state’s new right-to-work law. On Jan. 28, Snyder went directly to the Michigan Supreme Court and asked it to rule on whether Public Acts 348 and 349 impact state employee contracts, and whether the new RTW laws would survive as-yet-unfiled legal cases brought by unions in lower courts. ..
Consumers Energy announced Dec. 17 that it plans to build a major new natural gas-fired power plant in Genesee County. The company estimates it will invest about $750 million in the project. ..
WASHINGTON –The federal government’s brief dive with the “fiscal cliff” settlement hit with a resounding thud with the labor movement – and was just as unpopular with about everyone else. ..
PONTIAC – The delivery of health care has changed just a bit since the first building on the campus of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland was erected in 1927. ..
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