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Republicans derail pro-union EFCA; Labor vows return in friendlier Congress

WASHINGTON - In the end, the Employee Free Choice Act was doomed, but it did provide some important information for union voters in 2008. ..

Positive spin aside, labor lost - now what's Plan B?

By Harry Kelber
'The Labor Educator'

Out with the old blast furnace, in with the new… in 100 days

DEARBORN - Steel making at the Ford Rouge has continued unabated since the complex was opened in the 1920s - and with a $300 million investment to upgrade one of its two blast furnaces, the plant will continue to show its mettle. ..

Unions laud demise of immigration bill

Any chance for comprehensive reform of the nation's immigration laws finally came to an end June 28, when the U.S. Senate voted failed to get enough votes (46-53) to end debate on the matter. ..

Steel's up on GM test lab

PONTIAC - An expansion of the General Motors Engine Dynamometer Test Facility reached a milestone June 15, with GM, their contractors and the building trades celebrating the topping out of the structure. ..

The big 5-0 for the Mighty Mac

ST. IGNACE - Michigan is throwing a 50th anniversary party for the Mackinac Bridge - and we're all invited. ..

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