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Date Posted: May 31 2019

Local 25's Poma wins Craftsperson award Iron Workers Local 25 member Tony Poma has been named the 2019 The Association of Union Constructors James J. Willis Craftperson of the Year.  The...

Painters have Mackinac Bridge covered

Date Posted: May 31 2019

ST. IGNACE - Don't worry, Michigan's most iconic structure is in good hands. The Mackinac Bridge, as no one doubted, survived another brutal winter in the straits between Lakes Huron...

Union construction still sees growth ahead - and labor shortages

Date Posted: May 31 2019

Stop us if you've heard this one.  The U.S. construction industry sees strong growth on the horizon. But labor shortages continue to weigh on the industry. That's the headline from...

Whitmer urges DOL to widen eligibility for worker overtime wages

Date Posted: May 31 2019

LANSING - President Trump almost certainly didn't ask for her opinion on upholding wage standards for Michigan workers, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave it, anyway. In a letter dated May...

'Back Forty' Gold Mine in the U.P. takes a step forward

Date Posted: May 17 2019

The Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules on May 6 issued a "Final Decision and Order" to Aquila Resources, upholding the issuance of a Michigan Nonferrous Metallic Mineral Mining...

Trades fill in the gap at One Campus Martius

Date Posted: May 17 2019

DETROIT - With so much of the available real estate space in downtown Detroit's already occupied or accounted for over the past few years, it was just a matter of...

U.S. economy, construction industry both humming along

Date Posted: May 17 2019

Both the broader U.S. economy, as well as the nation's construction industry, are cruising past the year's first quarter mark. This year's wicked winter in the Midwest was certainly a...

Doomed PRO Act spotlights need for a prosperous U.S. labor movement

Date Posted: May 17 2019

WASHINGTON D.C. - Rare, new pro-union legislation has been introduced in Congress that has zero chance of getting by the Republican-run U.S. Senate or President Trump.  But it does establish...

Lawmakers push worker safety bills

Date Posted: May 17 2019

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON PAI)—The majority Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee will push two key pro-worker safety bills this year, but the exact timetable...

Trades are watching Muskegon Convention Center project

Date Posted: May 17 2019

A first step to building a new 45,000-square-foot downtown Muskegon Convention Center was taken on May 8, with the familiar scene of city and county officials turning a little dirt...

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