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'Unions matter' in restoring prosperity

Why is this recession so deep, and what can be done to reverse it? ..

Divvying Michigan's share of stimulus: It will take a while

LANSING – Michigan is in line to get about $7 billion in federal stimulus money, but it’s probably going to take months to figure out how it’s all going to be spent. ..

New labor secretary gets pro-union course from Obama administration

WASHINGTON – It’s a new day at the U.S. Department of Labor, which was criticized during the Bush years as a lapdog for the business community rather than a guard dog for the interests of American workers. ..

$1 billion development hinges on sewer upgrade

SAGINAW TWP. - Increased sewer capacity is in the pipeline at the township's Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant, where the building trades are at work. ..

AFL-CIO, Change To Win move toward reuniting

(PAI) – An AFL-CIO statement has given the green light to ongoing talks designed to reunify the nation’s competing union federations. As approved by the AFL-CIO Executive Council in Miami on March 4, the statement says “now is the time to bring the union movement back together.” ..

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