DETROIT – One of the themes Republicans supporting Mitt Romney for president are using this election year asks the question, “are you better off than you were four years ago?” ..
LANSING – The Michigan Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Sept. 5 that the language in the Protect Our Jobs ballot proposal passes legal barriers and cleared it for inclusion on the Nov. 6 statewide ballot. ..
The Protect Our Jobs/Protect Working Families issue isn’t the only proposal on the Nov. 6 ballot that will have an affect on working people. ..
After 60 years of labor law heavily tilted toward employers, it’s time to rebalance the scales by making labor organizing a civil right. Rand Wilson’s proposal for state “just cause” laws is one approach to reforming the law, but we also need federal legislation and a campaign that can gain allies outside of unions. ..
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (PAI) – AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, given a prime time speaking slot at the Democratic National Convention – even if only cable viewers and the delegates saw him – strongly pushed workers rights in his Sept. 5 speech. ..
James Denkins has put down his welding equipment on the job, but his home collection of chainsaws is in great working order. ..
During his career in the field, Iron Workers Local 340 member Doug Kalnbach placed plenty of reinforcing rod in concrete roads and building foundations, never to be seen again. ..
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