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'If you can't be safe for you, do it for your loved ones' Take personal responsibility, accident victim urges

Date Posted: November 28 2008

A self-described "unremarkable" equipment operator at an Exxon refinery in New Jersey, Charlie Morecraft was working overtime just after midnight on August 8, 1980, in order to make a little...

News Briefs

Date Posted: November 28 2008

Pavers to recognize Mighty Mac workers MACKINAW CITY - In 2007, at the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Mackinac Bridge, a statue of an iron worker was unveiled...

Same-old, same-old funding 'not an option' for MI roads, report says

Date Posted: November 28 2008

LANSING - In a state that is in no condition to hear more bad economic news, out comes a Nov. 10 report that says Michigan's transportation routes will continue to...

Trades' stay nearing end at new Greektown hotel

Date Posted: November 28 2008

DETROIT - Towering 30 stories over Monroe Street, the Greektown Casino Hotel is nearing completion, and will add another 400 rooms to the city's growing retinue of hotel space. About...

Academics propose a new, New Deal for infrastructure work

Date Posted: November 14 2008

When it comes to making a quick and beneficial fix for the nation's ailing economy, an investment in improving the nation's roads, bridges and other infrastructure is just the ticket....

AFL-CIO: unionists were 'firewall' for Obama in key swing states

Date Posted: November 14 2008

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI) - Overwhelming support from unionists and their families became the "firewall" of votes that provided victory for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama...

Durant Hotel ready for renovation

Date Posted: November 14 2008

FLINT - The final piece of the puzzle in the redevelopment of the historic Durant Hotel has fallen into place. On Oct. 27, city officials announced the sale of the...

In Michigan, labor flexed muscles, made a difference

Date Posted: November 14 2008

Labor-friendly candidates received a friendly reception from voters in Michigan on Election Day, mirroring national trends. Although state-by-state post-election totals were not available at press time, pre-election polling showed Michigan...

News Briefs

Date Posted: November 14 2008

State beefs up work zone penalties Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed two new laws into effect last month that will provide stiffer penalties for injuring or killing another person in...

Road back to prosperity should include infrastructure work, labor leaders say

Date Posted: November 14 2008

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI) - With the economy tanking and with Congress headed for a lame-duck session at which a second stimulus package - which may...

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