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Classic Dime Building latest to get modern makeover

Date Posted: July 20 2012

DETROIT – One by one, the city’s stock of century-old downtown high-rises is getting renovated, refurbished, and ready for the next generation of tenants. Next in line: the 99-year-old Dime...

Here we go again: State Republicans create new law to outlaw PLAs

Date Posted: July 20 2012

LANSING – For the second time in the last 12 months, the Republican-led state Legislature has banned state and local governments from entering into construction project labor agreements that involve...

Labor to push ‘economic bill of rights’

Date Posted: July 20 2012

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI) – Organized labor will launch a big drive on Aug. 11, promoting an “Economic Bill of Rights” and promising to hold individual...

Longtime Local 80 training director Murzen calls it a career

Date Posted: July 20 2012

WARREN – What has changed about the sheet metal industry since 1985, the year Steve Murzen took over as Local 80’s Training Director? Well, what hasn’t changed is that duct...


Date Posted: July 20 2012

Industry’s jobless numbers stagnant Construction employment stalled in June as more former construction workers left the industry, according to an analysis of new federal data released July 6 by the...

Slow out of the gate, anti-Protect Our Jobs effort now speeding up

Date Posted: July 20 2012

LANSING – And the battle is joined. Although few Michiganians – and Michigan media outlets – are paying much notice this summer, the corporate fight against the Protect Our Jobs...

Cobo truss work signals new purpose for arena

Date Posted: July 6 2012

DETROIT – Cobo Arena apparently has some pretty good bones. Since late last year the building trades have been picking away at the iconic arena’s interior and exterior, prepping it...

Group takes 1st step toward ripping labor issue from Nov. 6 ballot

Date Posted: July 6 2012

LANSING – The first of what will likely be several efforts to kill a ballot initiative designed to change Michigan’s constitution and permanently protect workers’ collective bargaining rights has been...

Michigan Laborers celebrate 40 years of training

Date Posted: July 6 2012

By Guy Snyder Michigan Construction On a bright, clear, and very warm June 20, the 40th anniversary of the Michigan Laborers’ Training and Apprenticeship Fund was celebrated at an...

Modest 2% gain projected for entire 2012 construction

Date Posted: July 6 2012

While the U.S. construction industry has been spinning its wheels for much of the first half of the year, the second six months should help the industry gain 2 percent...

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