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Why hike wages when taxpayers can borrow their own money?

By Jim Marcinkowski ..

On mountaintops or at work: no risk, no reward

Recently there has been much media attention on the risks, rewards and consequences of mountain climbing. Thus I share a personal story and its relationship to labor-management risk taking and initiative in our industry. ..

Construction unions reverse declines in membership

Construction unions experienced an uptick in union density in 2007 that outpaced the rest of organized labor. ..

High praise for union work at new Royal Oak high-rise

ROYAK OAK - A new residential tower dubbed the Fifth Royal Oak stands tall in this city - and in the opinion of the property developer, so do the union workers who built it. ..

State utility deregulation law blocks billions in Michigan construction

LANSING - Lower utility prices and more choice for consumers. Those were the major enticements for passage of Public Act 141, The Electric Restructuring Act, adopted in 2000 by the Michigan legislature. ..

Granholm makes push for energy alternatives

WARREN - Two days after using her State of the State address to declare that Michigan "can be the alternative energy capital of North America," Gov. Jennifer Granholm chose the Detroit Electrical JATC Training Center in Warren to illustrate her point. ..

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