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AFL-CIO to Dems: a coherent message would be helpful

BALTIMORE (PAI) - Democrats, especially congressional Democrats, need a coherent and down-to-earth economic message, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says. ..

2015 a solid year for construction, but second-half lag a concern

Construction spending inched up in December from a month earlier and increased solidly over 2015, but the major components showed divergent trends, according to an analysis released Feb. 1 by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned that slowdown in spending in a number of key, private nonresidential categories could reflect broader financial uncertainty and undermine the sector's recovery.  ..

Union membership share flat in 2015

By Mark Gruenberg
Press Associates ..

Michigan sees boost in union membership

LANSING – Despite a three-year-old right-to-work law and a right-wing Legislature that has seemingly made every effort to eradicate union vitality, labor union membership went up in Michigan in 2015.  ..

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Unemployment benefits are taxable ..