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NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: July 6 2012

Haynor retires from WMCA Ed Haynor, who has acted as consultant for the West Michigan Construction Alliance for the past nine years, retired effective June 30. Haynor had retired as...

There’s also no momentum in Michigan

Date Posted: July 6 2012

The ongoing lack of strength in the national construction industry is mirrored by Michigan numbers, as construction employment declined in 164 out of 337 U.S. metropolitan areas between May 2011...

Union leaders cheer high court’s health care ruling

Date Posted: July 6 2012

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI) – Union leaders cheered the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on June 29 upholding the comprehensive national health care law.  But the National...

U.S. construction still spinning its wheels

Date Posted: July 6 2012

Traction in the U.S. construction industry continues to be elusive. After U.S. construction rose 23 percent in March and 11 percent in April compared to the previous month, the industry...

Frank Lloyd Wright’s crumbling legacy shored up by union masons

Date Posted: June 22 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILLS – When Gregor and Elizabeth Affleck commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a house for them, they wrote to the renowned architect: “We have seen the other houses...

Gov. Snyder, Canada agree on funding for new bridge

Date Posted: June 22 2012

Gov. Rick Snyder and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced June 15 an agreement that lays the groundwork for the New International Trade Crossing, a move that Snyder said “positions...

Is that all there is? Contractors’ drug-free ‘pledge’ is pain-free, too

Date Posted: June 22 2012

Some arguments can best be won with the opportune use of a good example. For example: which is safer, construction projects with a union or nonunion workforce? You might have...

Judge overturns GOP law blocking dues deductions

Date Posted: June 22 2012

LANSING – The courts are tossing up roadblocks to stop at least some of the Republican agenda against organized labor in Michigan. In February, federal District Judge Victoria Roberts overturned...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: June 22 2012

Michigan GOP puts hold on RTW LANSING – The lead Republican in the state House pushing a right-to-work bill in Michigan told MIRS News Service on June 8 that the issue would...

On the bright side: union leaders stress mobilization, activism in Wisconsin loss

Date Posted: June 22 2012

The nation’s union presidents, led by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Change To Win Chair Joe Hansen, emphasized the positive impact of mobilizing tens and hundreds of thousands of union...

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