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'Hire Michigan First' passes House; reception may be 'frosty' in Senate

Date Posted: March 27 2009

LANSING – The Michigan House of Representatives on March 12 adopted the “Hire Michigan First” plan, which rewards companies that employ 100 percent Michigan workers with state economic development incentives....

News Briefs

Date Posted: March 27 2009

Construction trends continue to drop New U.S. construction starts in February dropped 8% from the previous month to $376.2 billion, it was reported March 16 by McGraw-Hill Construction. Nonresidential building...

Trades help Madonna expansion to go green

Date Posted: March 27 2009

LIVONIA – Madonna University’s new Science and Media Building is approaching completion, and it will be the school’s first standalone building erected on campus in 40 years. Construction Manager Clark...

$1 billion development hinges on sewer upgrade

Date Posted: March 13 2009

SAGINAW TWP. - Increased sewer capacity is in the pipeline at the township's Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant, where the building trades are at work. Projected to increase capacity from 4.8...

AFL-CIO, Change To Win move toward reuniting

Date Posted: March 13 2009

(PAI) – An AFL-CIO statement has given the green light to ongoing talks designed to reunify the nation’s competing union federations. As approved by the AFL-CIO Executive Council in Miami...

Divvying Michigan's share of stimulus: It will take a while

Date Posted: March 13 2009

LANSING – Michigan is in line to get about $7 billion in federal stimulus money, but it’s probably going to take months to figure out how it’s all going to...

New labor secretary gets pro-union course from Obama administration

Date Posted: March 13 2009

WASHINGTON – It’s a new day at the U.S. Department of Labor, which was criticized during the Bush years as a lapdog for the business community rather than a guard...

News Briefs

Date Posted: March 13 2009

New money floated for new Soo Lock In the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2009 that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 25 the first funding for...

'Unions matter' in restoring prosperity

Date Posted: March 13 2009

Why is this recession so deep, and what can be done to reverse it? Hint: Go back about 50 years, when America’s middle class was expanding and the economy was...

Finishing touch for HealthSource

Date Posted: February 27 2009

SAGINAW TWP. - Another year, another phase completed during the three-year, $44 million transformation and modernization of HealthSource-Saginaw. The three-year-long demolition, renovation and expansion project will result in a wholly...

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