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Right-to-work crowd eye ballot process to do their dirty work

LANSING - With a Democratic governor and a Democratic majority in the state House of Representatives, a right-to-work law wouldn't have a chance of passage these days in Michigan - right? ..

Unions and members should focus on friends - but not with blind loyalty

By Jim Marcinkowski

'My heart is with the Mighty Mac' - Old-time Hardhats have their say during 50th anniversary celebration

ST IGNACE - They came to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge, which in 1957 finally united Michigan's two peninsulas after four years of construction and decades of frustration over having to deal with ferry boats that were the only link between the north and the south. ..

Authentic statue marks workers' role in building Mackinac Bridge

ST. IGNACE -Five days after the bronze iron worker statue she created was unveiled at the July 28 Mackinac Bridge 50th anniversary celebration, sculptor Janice Trimpe said she was still elated with how her work turned out and the reaction it received. ..

Ingham Regional opens new heart and surgery center

LANSING - The Ingham Regional Medical Center (IRMC) unveiled its $53 million Chi Heart & Surgery Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Sunday, July 12 - a job performed using union construction. ..

Goodbye summer, hello Labor Day - Events slated in several communities

We don't know where the summer went, either - but as the end of August starts to loom, it's time to start thinking about Labor Day. ..

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