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For better or worse, state wants purge of MIOSHA’s safety rules

The ORR’s recommendations fit hand in hand with the strategy of state Republican lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder, who have made it a state policy to help the business community grow at the expense of workers. Living up to its name, what the ORR is recommending would, in fact, reinvent MIOSHA. ..

Senate panel OKs ‘corporate bailout’ for asbestos firms

On March 14, House Bill 4601 was voted out of the Senate Reforms Committee and will be taken up soon by the full Senate. The bill would limit the liability of certain “successor companies” in the sale or use of asbestos-related products. ..

With evidence-based medicine, government looks over doctor’s chart


‘Fire with fire’ Chamber, Snyder see business-backed fight vs. labor petition

LANSING – Organized labor leaders have high expectations that they have the right cards in hand to conduct a successful petition drive and then win a pro-worker ballot proposal on the Nov. 6 general election. ..

Chase Tower distinguishes itself, again


2012 employment starts with a thud

That’s the word from the Associated General Contractors of America, which reported March 20 that construction employment fell during that period in nearly a third of the nation’s 337 metro areas. The employment numbers jibe with the slow rate of construction spending (see Short Cuts article). ..

AFL-CIO formally endorses Obama for re-election

By Mark Gruenberg
PAI Staff Writer ..

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