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NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: April 2 2010

Trumka: jobs bill is a ‘good start’ WASHINGTON (PAI) – The small, $15 billion jobs bill that a bipartisan Senate majority approved, 68-29, on March 17, is “a good start,”...

OSHA warns 15,000 firms about Job health, safety problems

Date Posted: April 2 2010

WASHINGTON (PAI)–The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has warned 15,000 firms nationwide that their job safety and health records are bad enough to warrant closer federal scrutiny — and it’s...

Solution for WSU’s Chemistry Department: Renovate labs, add more space, too

Date Posted: April 2 2010

DETROIT – While the world of science has expanded its knowledge base just a little since the 1960s, facilities and infrastructure at Wayne State University’s Chemistry Building have changed very...

Union leaders hail passage of health care overhaul

Date Posted: April 2 2010

WASHINGTON (PAI) – Union leaders hailed the final passage of the health care overhaul, but AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka warned the fight isn’t over yet. That’s because Congress spent...

Focus on jobs prompts trades’ outreach to state GOP, Chamber

Date Posted: March 19 2010

LANSING – Changing times, changing faces. The 51st annual Legislative Conference of the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council broke some new ground by inviting guest speakers who have been traditionally...

Labor movement knocks Obama administration: ‘We’ve been sidelined’

Date Posted: March 19 2010

ORLANDO, Fla. (PAI) – The labor movement is angry with the Obama administration –  and some leaders say they’re only reflecting views of their members. That’s what came through after...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: March 19 2010

Building trades say:Dillon for Governor LANSING – The Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council, representing nearly 100,000 workers across the state, announced today that they are throwing their support behind...

New tower goes up at old tank plant

Date Posted: March 19 2010

WARREN – The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command is a major beneficiary of the 2005 Congressional Military Base Realignment and Closure directives, as the facility will welcome 1,251...

Outdoor lovers, DNR and MUCC would like to get to know you

Date Posted: March 19 2010

LANSING – Every year around Nov. 15, it’s expected that productivity on construction sites around Michigan will suffer a bit with the mass migration of tradespeople headed out to the...

So far, lip service is only support for EFCA

Date Posted: March 19 2010

ORLANDO, Fla. (PAI) –The Obama Administration is giving only verbal support, and nothing more, to the Employee Free Choice Act, a top legislative priority of organized labor – the movement...

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