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Locked Capitol doors, stuffed gallery lead to unions' right-to-work lawsuit

DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and a coalition of labor unions filed a motion Oct. 29 asking a court to rule that state officials blatantly violated the Open Meetings Act when they locked the public out of the state Capitol Building in 2012 as lawmakers deliberated over the controversial right-to-work law. ..

Survey indicates construction will have better pay; fewer, poorly trained workers

Construction industry personnel shortages wasn’t the only thing on the minds of U.S. contractors responding to the Associated General Contractors industry survey, released Oct. 22. ..

Hockey arena construction attracts Detroit residents

DETROIT – “One District. Many opportunities.” That was the theme placed on the “Detroit Resident Career Opportunity Expo” held Oct. 28 at Cobo Center. ..

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Land clearing for bridge commences ..

Trades assemble paint shop at GM-Flint plant

FLINT – General Motors’ next generation of paint shop technology is taking shape at its Flint Assembly plant on Van Slyke Rd. ..