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Political shift leads to anti-worker bills raising their heads in Congress

WASHINGTON (PAI) — Suddenly, a national right-to-work law isn't very far-fetched. And neither is repeal of the federal Davis-Bacon prevailing wage law. ..

GOP House majority rushes to halt future pro-worker rules

WASHINGTON (PAI)—Not content with trying to dump pro-worker regulations by the prior Democratic Obama administration – either one by one or in huge batches – the GOP U.S. House majority wants to halt virtually all future rules, too. ..

Pork processor Clemens Foods builds big with Coldwater plant

COLDWATER TWP. - Michigan lost its last pork processing facility in 1998. But in 2017, the industry is about to return, big-time. ..

Nice start of the year for construction jobs, wages

The U.S. construction industry year got off to a good start in 2017, as employment increased by 36,000 jobs in January, reaching the highest level since November 2008. The Associated General Contractors reported on Feb. 3 that their analysis shows contractors increased pay in an effort to address a chronic worker shortage. ..

Local 557's Revard named IBEW's apprentice of the year

BLS: union numbers, share declined in 2016


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Don't let the door hit you, Betsy ..

Prevailing wage repeal No. 1, again, on GOP priority list

LANSING - The prevailing wage repeal zombies are back in the Michigan Legislature. They never really went away. ..

Trade unions leaders get face time with Trump

WASHINGTON - "From this moment on," President Donald Trump said in his inaugural address, "it's going to be America First.  Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families." ..

December setback doesn't dim prospects for U.S. construction