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When it comes to employment,the hits just keep on coming

Construction employment again declined in large numbers in all but one state this September compared to last year, according to an analysis of new state-by-state employment figures released Oct. 21 by the federal government. ..

ABC’s business model: Cheap, subservient workforce contributes to our race to the bottom

By Mark Ayers
AFL-CIO Building Trades Department

Saginaw Valley State University’s unique aquathermal system...

SAGINAW – The 2.2 million-gallon north pond on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University provides a home to bluegill, crappie and other aquatic life, but next year, it’s going to do what no other pond has ever done in the State of Michigan. ..

‘NLRB nominees one step closer to full OK

WASHINGTON (PAI) – President Barack Obama’s three nominees –  two Democrats and one Republican – to fill vacant seats on the National Labor Relations Board are one step closer to sitting in those chairs. ..

Trades among hundreds of volunteers who helped build rescue simulator

SOUTHFIELD – Someday, maybe the efforts of people who helped build the city Fire Department’s new rescue simulator will help save the life of a fellow construction worker in need of rescue. ..