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'I'm your backstop, Granholm tells trades audience

LANSING - Gov. Jennifer Granholm collected an endorsement and commitments of campaign cash amounting to $144,500 from Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council (MBCTC) unions. ..

Labor is too quiet as Bush's NLRB mulls anti-union cases

By Harry Kelber ..

Supervisor in name only: Union rights of 8 million workers at stake

By Ross Eisenbrey & Lawrence Mishel
Economic Policy Institute

State's second ethanol plant fuels bounty of work for trades

ALBION - Michigan is the home of auto plants, coke ovens, blast furnaces and mining operations, each of which have their own particular catch-phrases and buzz-words. ..

State releases first Local Jobs money

LANSING -Michigan is granting $44 million to help 47 counties and 49 cities obtain more than $279 million in federal transportation funds under the state's Jobs Today program. ..

Congress gets closer to pension plan overhaul

WASHINGTON - Here's a good news/bad news scenario on U.S. pension plans. ..

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