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Key panel in Congress OKs pension rescue bill as GOP opposition looms

Date Posted: July 26 2019

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI)—At a hearing packed with hundreds of workers, lawmakers on the key committee handling pension issues tackled – and approved – legislation to...

Labor sees optimism, disappointment with Whitmer's appointments

Date Posted: July 26 2019

LANSING - The first six months of the administration of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have seen a distinct uptick in the number of people holding union cards, or working in union-related...

Army Corps seeks to expedite new Soo Lock

Date Posted: July 26 2019

SAULT STE. MARIE - The ridiculously slow process of funding, planning and building a new Soo Lock took another step towards reality last month. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

Pistons practice facility fits in with the community

Date Posted: July 26 2019

DETROIT - It wasn't that long ago that some NBA teams would practice in a local high school gym or wherever they could find a convenient, empty court. These days,...

Federal judge: go ahead, inflate the rat

Date Posted: July 26 2019

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PAI)—A federal judge turned labor’s famous Scabby The Rat loose from a trap – really a ban – set by the Trump-named National Labor Relations Board majority. Instead,...

News Briefs

Date Posted: July 26 2019

Primary election endorsements made Michigan voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 6 to vote in local primary elections. A short list of endorsed candidates by the Greater...

A new pipeline is the 'only viable and safest plan' for replacing the existing Line 5

Date Posted: July 12 2019

By Sean McGarvey President North America's Building Trades Unions The following letter was written last month by North America's Building Trades Union (NABTU) President Sean McGarvey to Michigan Gov. Gretchen...

Attorney General Nessel's office puts heat on payroll cheats

Date Posted: July 12 2019

LANSING – Michigan taxpayers are shortchanged $107 million a year in revenue through tax fraud when businesses misclassify workers, by reporting employees as self-employed independent contractors or paying them off...

Breath test offers new path for lung disease patients

Date Posted: July 12 2019

SOUTHFIELD - There's a new method being tried to test patients for a lung disease among construction workers - using a device similar to what suspected drunk drivers might put...

Cancer treatment getting its own, new building at Henry Ford Health System

Date Posted: July 12 2019

DETROIT - Henry Ford Health System's hospital along West Grand Boulevard in the city's New Center area has physically grown over the past century about as much as its confined...

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