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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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