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Supreme Court's NLRB ruling 'could imperil all unions'

WASHINGTON (PAI) — A 9-0 U.S. Supreme Court vote ruling that President Obama illegally made three “recess appointments” in 2012 to the National Labor Relations Board raises a number of legal questions that could have far-reaching effects for organized labor. ..

Focus over road repair funding now shifts to Washington

WASHINGTON – Raising more money to fix roads has been a problem in Michigan this year, and it isn’t any easier in the halls of Congress. ..

Crushed bus helps Laborers drive home point about bad roads

DETROIT – The Laborers towed a not-so-subtle reminder about the poor condition of Michigan’s roads to a parking lot east of downtown on June 24 – and then held a press conference in front of it. ..

Union contractors doing slow burn over coal plant rules

WASHINGTON – A “Clean Power Plant Proposal” released June 2 by the Obama Administration is a blueprint for the Environmental Protection Agency to cut carbon pollution from the power plant sector by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. ..

U.S. Construction sags in May; overall trends seems positive

The U.S. construction industry seems headed in the right direction – but there are enough occasional bumps in the road that keep the industry from having the confidence to go full throttle. ..

Trades re-purpose Victorian hospital for senior living

TRAVERSE CITY – The area’s Chamber of Commerce called the renovation and re-purposing of the old Traverse City State Hospital “one of America’s largest historic preservation and reuse projects.” Even the New York Times picked up on the significance of the ongoing work, with a feature article three years ago published under the headline, “From Ex-Mental Hospital to a New Mixed-Use Life.” ..

Hard hats under further review: 'Construction workers deserve the best headgear that can be designed'

For a device that rests on top of the head, most construction workers probably only give a rare thought to the humble hard hat. ..

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