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Operators unveil first responder facility

"The first responders of today live in a world transformed by the attacks on 9/11. Because no one believes that every conceivable form of attack can be prevented, civilians and first responders will again find themselves on the front lines. We must plan for that eventuality." ..

'One big family' on Labor Day

"Marching to protect health care, pensions, and Social Security" was the theme of Labor Day celebrations around the state, as thousands of union members showed up to show their solidarity in Detroit, Ishpeming near Marquette and Muskegon. ..

'Widespread improvement' for U.S. construction, but Katrina raises questions

U.S. construction industry observers said the first seven months of building activity in 2005 showed robust growth over the same period last year, and the effects of Hurricane Katrina will bring "varied impacts" in the future. ..

Bush bans Davis-Bacon for Katrina rebuilding

By Mark Gruenberg
PAI Staff Writer

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Apparently nothing, not even the greatest natural disaster in the history of the U.S., is allowed to get in the way of GOP President George W. Bush's anti-worker and anti-union crusade. His latest move: To cut construction workers' wages for reconstruction projects in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

AFL-Cio Executive Council OKS 'solidarity charters' for locals from departed unions

WASHINGTON (PAI) - The AFL-CIO Executive Council approved offering "Solidarity Charters" to locals from non-AFL-CIO unions that want to participate in local Central Labor Committees (CLCs) and state feds, AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney said. ..

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