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Big leap for state's construction jobs ..

AFL-CIO's Trumka: To avoid an 'ass-kicking,' labor needs to step up its political outreach, big-time

DETROIT – Passage of Michigan’s right-to-work law in 2012 by Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican Legislature “shivered the timbers of every union in every state,” said AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka. ..

'This election really is about organized people vs. organized money'

LANSING – Michigan AFL-CIO President Karla Swift provided MIRS News Service with some of organized labor’s perspective concerning the Nov. 4 election. ..

You could drive a truck through this income gap

Organizing efforts may be one reason why union numbers are on the upswing. But Americans who are fed up with the bottom line on personal income may be another reason. ..