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OSHA to publicly shame job safety violators

Date Posted: June 25 2010

(PAI) – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration “will use not just our normal inspection system, but regulation by shaming” against notorious job safety and health violators, its administrator says....

Rocky road ahead for our ‘not normal’ economy

Date Posted: June 25 2010

WASHINGTON (PAI) – The recession is officially over, but the nation is in a so-called economic recovery that “only a statistician could love,” with long-tem unemployment, way more job-seekers than...

Double whammy…Consumers suspends plans to build $1.2 billion powerhouse

Date Posted: June 11 2010

BAY CITY – Consumers Energy announced May 27 that it has shut down plans for the development of a new 830-megawatt clean coal power plant that it planned to have...

‘Fragile’ construction seeks to gain some footing

Date Posted: June 11 2010

Construction analysts predicted a see-saw ride for the industry as it emerges from the Great Recession, and that’s just what we’re getting. On June 1, the Associated General Contractors of...


Date Posted: June 11 2010

Union leaders hail re-regulation bill WASHINGTON (PAI) – Union leaders and allies hailed the Senate’s 59-39 party-line vote on May 20 that approved a comprehensive financial re-regulation bill.  They said...

New study: Michigan businesses, roads, are on the road to ruin

Date Posted: June 11 2010

LANSING –Michigan will lose 12,000 jobs and the chance to revive its economy if state lawmakers fail to pump new investment into the state’s deteriorating transportation system, says a study...

State finally pulls plug on Wolverine plant

Date Posted: June 11 2010

LANSING –The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment on May 21 made it official: they denied Wolverine Power’s permit for a proposed $1 billion, 600-megawatt clean-coal power plant in...

State House pushes new bridge forward

Date Posted: June 11 2010

LANSING – The Michigan House on May 26 narrowly adopted legislation that would allow construction of a second bridge over the Detroit River. The House voted 56-51 to approve House...

Trades building modern science complex at Eastern Michigan

Date Posted: June 11 2010

YPSILANTI – The largest single construction project in the history of Eastern Michigan University will transform both the look of the Jefferson Science Complex on the exterior – as well...

As unions become ‘increasingly irrelevant,’ a show of wrath may be path to resurgence

Date Posted: May 28 2010

Editor’s note: With five months already passed during this election year, there is a very limited window for organized labor to seek Congressional passage of its number one legislative priority,...

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