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Congress OKs pension reform bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A small attachment to a large $1.1 trillion spending package which passed Congress this month could be the first step toward improving protections for financially troubled multiemployer pension plans. But it’s also likely to bring financial pain to some pensioners. ..

Prevailing wage, 'community benefits' spared, for now

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A small attachment to a large $1.1 trillion spending package which passed Congress this month could be the first step toward improving protections for financially troubled multiemployer pension plans. But it’s also likely to bring financial pain to some pensioners. ..

Trades provide a facelift for GM's historic birthplace


BAC LOCAL 2 member John Hejnosz does some fine work tuck-pointing brick at the Durant-Dort Carriage Co. preservation project in Flint.

FLINT – General Motors is giving its birthplace a bit of a modern makeover. ..

Frustration mounts over OSHA's slow adoption of new silica rules

WASHINGTON D.C. – The process of adopting a new OSHA standard for reducing worker exposure to silica drags on, and on and on…. ..

Good news for construction tempered by scarce work in infrastructure

Just when you thought it was safe to declare that the U.S. construction industry is on the road to recovery… ..

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