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GOP on House panel approve anti-union legislation package

Date Posted: February 17 2012

LANSING – The Republican steamroller against the state’s unions continued to be unstoppable last month, as a four-bill package designed to further reduce the clout of organized labor passed a...

Indiana GOP embraces right-to-work

Date Posted: February 17 2012

INDIANAPOLIS (PAI) – Indiana, thanks to its Radical Right GOP legislature and flip-flopping GOP Gov. Mitch Daniels, became the nation’s 23rd “Right to Work” state – and the first in the...

Low trend for Michigan’s construction fatality, injury rates

Date Posted: February 17 2012

LANSING – The trend of lower construction workplace fatalities in Michigan seems to be taking hold. MIOSHA recorded 10 construction industry fatalities in our state in 2011 – an historic...

New control tower looms over TC airport

Date Posted: February 17 2012

TRAVERSE CITY – A new 150-foot-tall control tower under construction at Cherry Capital Airport will help improve the view of air traffic controllers, while replacing a shorter, aging and outdated...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: February 17 2012

1% rise for Michigan construction in 2011  A number of regions in Michigan enjoyed a brief surge of relatively strong construction employment last summer compared to other areas of the...

Trades nearly done planting Michigan’s largest wind farm

Date Posted: February 17 2012

BRECKENRIDGE – The completion this month of Michigan’s largest wind farm puts a feather in the caps of Aristeo Construction and the building trades, while radically changing the face of...

Union membership gains a bit, but share is at historic low

Date Posted: February 17 2012

WASHINGTON (PAI) – Unions gained a net of 49,000 members nationwide in 2011 over 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported January 27. The BLS said the union share of...

Downstairs, upstairs…Trades, contractors team up to dismantle, re-erect tower

Date Posted: February 3 2012

WIXOM – Another collaborative effort between the Iron Workers and the Operating Engineers brought about the safe removal, transport, and future re-use of a four-story stair tower from the shuttered...

Michigan construction still seeking traction

Date Posted: February 3 2012

Michigan’s construction economy continues to meander along – picking up the pace here and there, falling back a bit elsewhere – as it continues to try and gain traction in...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: February 3 2012

MSU’s FRIB gets wait and see approach Michigan State University isn’t fretting the future of the FRIB – yet.  MSU – and the building trades – got a bit of...

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