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NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: March 11 2011

New hurdle for Wolverine plant LANSING – A new challenge is continuing to delay construction of a new $1 billion, 600-megawatt coal-burning power plant proposed for Rogers City. Proposed by...

Richardville: ‘It's a basic right of citizens in Michigan to bargain collectively’

Date Posted: March 11 2011

LANSING – The state’s Senate Republicans maintained their majority status following last November ‘s elections, and they chose moderate Randy Richardville to lead their caucus. It’s not a stretch to...

Steel’s up at Severstal

Date Posted: March 11 2011

DEARBORN – Structural steel is now in place that continues the process of building a new hot dip coating line for galvanizing steel at Severstal in Dearborn. Iron Workers Local...

This is not Wisconsin’ Snyder tells trades his focus 'is not on finding areas to fight'

Date Posted: March 11 2011

LANSING – Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder accepted an invitation to talk to delegates to the 52nd annual Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council Legislative Conference on March 1. Snyder’s speech,...

Utilities to pump $800 million into Ludington plant

Date Posted: March 11 2011

LUDINGTON, Mich., Feb. 7, 2011 – Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison, co-owners of the Ludington Pumped Storage Plant, announced last month a major maintenance and upgrade project that will mean...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: February 25 2011

Construction drops in January The value of new construction starts retreated 6 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $423.4 billion, according to a Feb. 17 report...

Pounding on labor unions becomes a national pastime

Date Posted: February 25 2011

LANSING – Organized labor in Michigan is hardly alone when it comes to fighting anti-labor legislation. The results of November elections in neighboring Wisconsin and Ohio have also fed the...

Renovations to bring new lease on life for EMU’s Pray-Harrold

Date Posted: February 25 2011

YPSILANTI – When it was constructed in 1969, Pray-Harrold hall was not only the largest classroom and staff office building on the campus of Eastern Michigan University, it was also...

Republican volley aimed at Michigan’s unions: Appeal to moderate GOPers only hope in ‘massive assault’ on workers

Date Posted: February 25 2011

LANSING – Busy, busy, busy. The state’s Republicans have been very active in their first few weeks of office – and if it’s not clear by now that putting an...

Right-to-work states: Still underpaid, underinsured

Date Posted: February 25 2011

The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page – which basically acts as the little instruction book for radical Republicans – plowed headlong into the ongoing “debate” about the economic benefits of...

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