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Date Posted: February 13 2009

Green light for Gun Lake Casino  U.S. District Judge Richard Leon on Feb. 5 denied a request to stop the U.S. Department of the Interior from taking into trust 147...

Senate keeps 'Buy American' provision in stimulus bill

Date Posted: February 13 2009

WASHINGTON (PAI)–By a 65-31 vote, the Senate decided on Feb 4 to keep a strong “Buy American” provision in the ever-growing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, otherwise known as the...

Union membership numbers make a significant move up

Date Posted: February 13 2009

WASHINGTON (PAI) – The number of unionists nationwide rose by 428,000 in 2008 – the largest rise in numbers since statistics started being kept in 1983 – pushing total union...

2009 Construction Outlook: Michigan's forecast mostly calls for pain

Date Posted: January 30 2009

"If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you." Our state's motto applies to Lake Michigan sunsets and the view from the Grand Hotel's porch, but "pleasant" is not necessarily...

News Briefs

Date Posted: January 30 2009

Construction dives 15% in 2008 Total U.S. construction starts dropped 15 percent to $542.8 billion in 2008, marking the second straight year of reduced contracting after a 7 percent fall...

Obama inaugural address begins 'task of remaking America'

Date Posted: January 30 2009

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer (PAI) - President Barack Obama's inaugural address praised the nation's workers, but also laid out stark challenges they - and the country - face...

State's construction fatalities remained relatively low in '08

Date Posted: January 30 2009

LANSING - Michigan's construction worker fatalities jumped in 2008, but remains at a historically low level compared to previous years. There were 15 construction workers fatalities on the job in...

Stimulus plan for Michigan worth about $1.2 billion

Date Posted: January 30 2009

President Barack Obama's $825 billion economic stimulus plan, still a work in progress in Congress, would net Michigan about $1.2 billion in immediate construction work, according to the Congressional Research...

Trades putting a cap on Henry Ford hospital expansion

Date Posted: January 30 2009

DETROIT - The expansion of Henry Ford Health System's main campus in the city's New Center is moving toward completion, capped off by the addition of two floors atop the...

A few simple truths to guide the way…

Date Posted: January 16 2009

By John Sweeney AFL-CIO President We all know there are tough times ahead - but 2009 gives us a jolt of hope for the change we need. Here are 10...

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