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NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: October 21 2011

IBEW Local 557 joins Tradesman list IBEW Local 557 of Saginaw is the latest to join the growing roster of local unions subscribing to The Building Tradesman. Local 557’s neighbor, Bay...

Obama’s jobs plan defeated, he vows to press on

Date Posted: October 21 2011

President Obama’s American Jobs Act, as expected, died a quick death in the U.S. Senate and likely won’t be resurrected any time before Election Day 2012. All 46 Senate Republicans...

Trades enjoy jobs boom from remote Kennecott nickel mine

Date Posted: October 21 2011

MARQUETTE – A new chapter in the Upper Peninsula’s rich mining history is being written on a site 26 miles northwest of here on an area called the Yellow Dog...

Michigan a stronghold for construction employment

Date Posted: October 7 2011

Several regions in Michigan enjoyed strong construction employment gains compared to the rest of the country between August 2010 and August 2011, the Associated General Contractors reported Sept. 26. No...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: October 7 2011

New bridge project may be closer Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville (R-Monroe) said last week at a Republican conference that members of his GOP caucus were “coming aboard” on...

Right-to-work theories for Michigan based on ‘junk science’

Date Posted: October 7 2011

With Michigan on the front lines of the right-to-work debate – some hard-right state Republicans are pushing for a vote before the end of the year – the Economic Policy...

Road funding, repairs to get renewed attention

Date Posted: October 7 2011

LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to tell us about his plans for repairing the state’s crumbling infrastructure in an address on Oct. 24. In anticipation of that speech,...

So much to dislike about workers’ comp reform bill

Date Posted: October 7 2011

On Sept. 27, Bradford Jacobsen (R-Oxford), introduced House Bill 5002 at a Commerce Committee hearing in Lansing. The bill’s business backers claim it will stabilize, modernize and clarify the Workers’...

State Republicans have plenty of ammo to reload, re-aim at organized labor

Date Posted: October 7 2011

LANSING – Last November , Michigan’s voters handed Republicans control over every lever of power in the state, including the House, the Senate, the governor’s office, and the state Supreme...

Waste wood gets new purpose at Verso: as fuel to run their plant

Date Posted: October 7 2011

QUINNESEC – Verso Paper Corp., already a harvester of trees for making its paper products, will soon have greater capacity to utilize formerly discarded wood parts like treetops, limbs and...

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