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Three unions break from AFL-CIO

By Mark Gruenberg
PAI Staff Writer

(PAI) - The Service Employees International Union, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and later the United Food and Commercial Workers Union left the AFL-CIO on July 25. ..

Various views: 'As dysfunctional as we are, we're a family'

Only time will tell the ultimate result of the historic splintering of the labor movement that began at the AFL-CIO convention last month. Will the new Change to Win Coalition revitalize the labor movement, as organizers hope? Or will labor lose clout because of a splintering effect, as detractors fear? ..

Extreme makeover will improve I-96

Michigan is spending more than $1 billion to improve roads and bridges in 2005, and among the largest projects is the rehabilitation of I-96 in Detroit. ..

Michigan appeals court declines invitation to repeal prevailing wage

LANSING - The anti-union Associated Builders and Contractors are on a seemingly unending mission to repeal Michigan's Prevailing Wage Act. ..

Surprise - Supreme Court places generals on the hook for some injuries

For the last decade, anti-worker, pro-business rulings have been the order of the day for the Michigan Supreme Court. ..

Granholm gives nod to unions in latest round of appointments

LANSING - A flurry of recent construction-related governmental appointments highlights the benefit of having a union-friendly governor running the state. ..

News Briefs

Dems derided for helping CAFTA
CAFTA - the Central American Free Trade Agreement - was approved by a slim 217-215 vote in the U.S. House last week after earlier approval by the Senate. ..