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NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: October 29 2010

Short window for extending jobless money More than 1 million long-term unemployed workers a month will lose their unemployment benefits – the weekly check that helps keep a roof over...

Secret money flooding election campaigns drowns voice of we the people

Date Posted: October 29 2010

(By Robert Reich, Fmr. U.S. Secretary of Labor) It’s a perfect storm. And I’m not talking about the impending dangers facing Democrats. I’m talking about the dangers facing our democracy....

The campaign’s homestretch: Labor’s legions vs. corporate cash

Date Posted: October 29 2010

(By Mark Gruenberg, PAI Staff Writer) WASHINGTON (PAI) – With the 2010 election campaign down to its final days, the contest – for workers and their allies – has become...

All Michigan voters can Go Blue, and choose Stephens for U-M Regent

Date Posted: October 15 2010

ANN ARBOR – It’s one thing to endorse a candidate – and hope he or she will support your causes. But when it comes to loyalty and doing yourself a...

Cheers! The Players celebrate a century of staging good times

Date Posted: October 15 2010

DETROIT – This is a story about players and their playhouse. If you’re male, over 18, enjoy a cold mug of beer – and, we’ve been told, plenty of laughs...

Construction employment near 14-year low

Date Posted: October 15 2010

The number of people working in construction is approaching a 14-year low now that the industry lost 21,000 jobs in September , while construction unemployment is at a September high...

Going up: Dow Tata service building

Date Posted: October 15 2010

MIDLAND – Structural iron started going up on the new “Strategic Services Center” near Dow Chemical Corp.’s headquarters last month. The 240,000 square-foot building will house operations for the alliance...

Michigan Building Trades endorse Bernero over Snyder

Date Posted: October 15 2010

As the eight years of office for Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm comes to an end, the building trades can look back on her term with mixed emotions. The governor mostly...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: October 15 2010

Small hikes for wages, benefits The Construction Labor Research Council’s (CLRC) latest Wage and Benefit Settlements Report for 2010 finds that first-year construction industry contract settlements have resulted in an...

The dark Republican path forward

Date Posted: October 15 2010

John Boehner, the Republican House leader who will become Speaker if Democrats lose control of the House in the upcoming midterms, recently offered his solution to the current economic crisis:...

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