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Senate panel rejects labor rights in CAFTA, passes bill

WASHINGTON (PAI) - One of organized labor's major problems with NAFTA,- the lack of enforceable foreign worker safety and wage protections - is now coming home to roost with CAFTA. ..

New middle school rises in Flushing

FLUSHING - Rapid population growth has fueled numerous school building construction boomlets in some parts of Michigan. ..

Trades, contractors seek pension relief

Financially, construction industry multi-employer pension plans are doing far better than their brethren on the single-employer side. ..

Family leave backers make pre-emptive strike to defend law

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Backers of the Family and Medical Leave Act - which labor helped push through Congress - are defending it against strong business lobbying to get GOP President George W. Bush to curb FMLA's benefits and impact. ..

Trades' part of blitz to build Habitat homes

Last year, Habitat for Humanity International leaders selected neighborhoods in Benton Harbor and Detroit to host the group's signature Jimmy Carter Work Project, which took place June 19-24. ..

Union reporting rules upheld

WASHINGTON (PAI) - By a 3-0 vote, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia backed GOP Labor Secretary Elaine Chao in the AFL-CIO's lawsuit against new Labor Department union financial reporting rules. ..

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