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News Briefs

Date Posted: April 24 2009

Endorsements set for school boards The following school board trustee candidates requested and were granted an endorsement from the Political Action Committee of the Greater Detroit Building and Construction Trades...

Granholm relaxes stance on power plant permits

Date Posted: April 10 2009

LANSING - It seems the looming 50th Legislative Conference of the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council - and the arrival into town of a number of angry union delegates...

Hire Michigan 1st stalls in state Senate

Date Posted: April 10 2009

LANSING – The Hire Michigan First bill sailed through the Democratic majority in the state House, but was brought to a screeching halt on April 1 by the majority of...

Major setback for Employee Free Choice Act

Date Posted: April 10 2009

WASHINGTON – Organized labor has pushed long and hard to get a worker-friendly Congress and president in office, in order to assure passage of its No. 1 legislative priority, the...

News Briefs

Date Posted: April 10 2009

Revised forecast: construction down Overall construction starts for 2009 are estimated to drop to $463.1 billion, or down 15 percent compared to a year ago. “The construction industry is facing...

Road work the first sector to get stimulus money; others in line

Date Posted: April 10 2009

LANSING – The state is starting to spend the stimulus. On March 31, Gov. Jennifer Granholm authorized the spending of $873 million – the state’s first major chunk of the...

Smooth road for Gateway project

Date Posted: April 10 2009

Rounding the bend and heading home, the single largest construction contract in the history of the Michigan Department of Transportation is proceeding nicely, thank you. The I-75 Gateway Project involves...

As new turbine turns, more power comes from Consumers' Hardy Dam

Date Posted: March 27 2009

OXBOW, Mich. – Installation of a new water turbine on Unit 3 of Consumers Energy’s Hardy Dam on the Muskegon River was completed this month, resulting in a 600-kilowatt upgrade...

Biden pledges Obama accord on key labor movement goals

Date Posted: March 27 2009

MIAMI (PAI) – Interrupted frequently by applause and occasional ovations, Vice President Joseph Biden reiterated the Obama Administrations agreement with the nation’s union movement on key goals, including health care...

Gallup poll: majority support Employee Free Choice Act, but most are clueless about it

Date Posted: March 27 2009

(PAI) – By a 53%-39% margin, Americans support the key concept of the Employee Free Choice Act — making it easier for unions to organize – but 65% follow the...

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