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AFL-CIO endorses Obama

Date Posted: July 11 2008

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI) - As expected, it just took time for emotions to cool and to round up the needed votes, and the AFL-CIO on...

Anti-union survey aimed squarely at trades

Date Posted: July 11 2008

The Michigan Right to Work Committee, Steve Forbes and Republican Rep. Jacob Hoogendyk aren't the only ones filling mailboxes with anti-union literature these days. (See the above article). Bruce Hawley...

News Briefs

Date Posted: July 11 2008

Toilet, sanitizer bill put on hold LANSING - House Bill 5064, which would increase the number of portable toilets on construction sites and require the use of hand sanitizers or...

Right-to-work effort heats up in Michigan

Date Posted: July 11 2008

The ugly effort to introduce a right-to-work law in Michigan now has a formally named sponsor, a big-pocketed, notorious advocate, and perhaps a new strategy. Last year, speculation was rampant...

Take the bull by the horns: Construction's risks need to be understood

Date Posted: July 11 2008

By Mark Breslin The bull lowers his head and charges. I try to dodge but it's too late. Somewhere people are happy and carefree. Somewhere people are drinking a beer...

U-M Flint residence hall seen as an economic catalyst

Date Posted: July 11 2008

FLINT - Construction of a new student residence hall at the University of Michigan-Flint campus is hoped to be the first step in changing the personality of the commuter college....

Local 80 photographer shoots Red Wings' 'joyride'

Date Posted: June 27 2008

DETROIT - Nearly two weeks after the Detroit Red Wings beat the Pittsburgh Penguins to win the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs, team photographer Dave Reginek's job still wasn't done. "It's...

News Briefs

Date Posted: June 27 2008

Tax hike may reap windfall LANSING - A proposal to spend $1.6 billion for state-backed construction projects is a political hot potato in our state's capitol. Senate Bill 511 would,...

NMU's Hunt Hall the latest to get renovated

Date Posted: June 27 2008

MARQUETTE - While the students are away the building trades will… work. Over the last few summers on the Northern Michigan University campus, building trades workers have been part of...

Nowhere but up for airport job

Date Posted: June 27 2008

GRAND RAPIDS - It's called the "Ramp Up" project - and indeed a good portion of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport's new parking ramp structure is up, and the...

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