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Supreme Court’s pro-union ruling puts RTW appeals on path to more legal review

LANSING – The Michigan Supreme Court may have placed a speed bump in front of the state’s newly minted right-to-work law. ..

Construction jobless rate falls to lowest level since 2009

The unemployment rate for construction workers fell below double digits in June for the first time since 2008 as every segment of the industry added employees, according to an analysis of new government data released July 5 by the Associated General Contractors of America.  ..

New East End development will be a bridge to downtown

MIDLAND – A major development in the works will link the home of the city’s minor league baseball team, Dow Diamond, with city’s downtown core. ..

Not too long ago, a more perfect union

By Sam Pizzigati                 ..

Union leaders on health care law: ‘Support for ACA ‘has come back to haunt us’

This is the latest in a series of articles on the pending impact of the Affordable Care Act.

AFL-CIO hits Obama’s delay of health care employer mandate

WASHINGTON (PAI) – The AFL-CIO, which saw Democratic President Barack Obama push one top provision of the 2010 health insurance law – a 2018 tax on so-called “Cadillac” health care plans – down its throat, is upset by the latest health care development: 1-year postponement of another key section, the employer mandate.  ..

News Briefs

Labor hails end of NLRB standoff ..

Rulings show businesses enjoy stacked deck before Supreme Court

The same-sex marriage and voting rights act debates have dominated the news from the U.S. Supreme Court in recent weeks – but there’s much more going on up their black-robed sleeves.  ..

Supremes issue two employer-friendly rulings on worker harassment

Two Supreme Court rulings issued late last month have made it easier for employees to be harassed in the workplace and reduced the legal recourse those workers have to end harassment, the AFL-CIO said.  ..

Supreme Court to look at legality of NLRB mess