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The shift to a part-time economy widens split between haves/have-nots

News item: In October, Wal-Mart, the largest employer in the U.S. with revenues of $310 billion a year, announced it was going to double the number of its workers employed part-time - from 20 percent to 40 percent of its total work force - while reducing full-time jobs by yet unknown thousands at the company. ..

Metro North Terminal takes off

ROMULUS - Across from the gleaming five-year-old McNamara Terminal, and astride an active taxiway and runway, rises the new North Terminal Redevelopment Project at Metro Airport. ..

CNN's Dobbs urges IBEW: 'raise some hell' about U.S. workers, trade policies


MASCI names Gedge 'Apprentice of The Year'

A former Georgia police officer has been named the 2006 "Apprentice of the Year" by the Michigan Apprenticeship Steering Committee Inc. (MASCI). Kerry Gedge of Alanson, an Operating Engineer apprentice, was selected for her "integrity, work ethic, and commitment," according to Barbara S. Strachan, a spokeswoman for the committee. ..

Michigan case a beacon for bolstering OSHA enforcement

The issue of how to enhance efforts to enforce worksite safety standards was taken up in two venues last month - in the U.S. Senate and in the Michigan Court of Appeals. ..

Michigan Construction Safety Day expands training

Safety training is being expanded once again to serve even more of the employees and contractors throughout Michigan. New in 2007, Michigan Construction Safety Day will be presented not only in East Lansing but also in Livonia and Marquette. ..

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