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Michigan Republicans to state's unions: drop dead

Date Posted: March 7 2008

LANSING - The Michigan Republican Party has come out of the closet with their desire to eradicate the state's unions. There's no other way to interpret what happened Feb. 15-16...

News Briefs

Date Posted: March 7 2008

Good early news for union show Dozens of contracts have been signed for exhibit space at the 2008 America-at-Work Union Industries Show, an encouraging sign for the show, scheduled May...

Turtle Creek Casino coming out of its shell

Date Posted: March 7 2008

WILLIAMSBURG - Construction of the new Turtle Creek Casino in this town east of Traverse City has been "a smooth-running process," with the gaming facility and attached hotel set to...

Whining by contractors: Now there's a lousy plan for removing deadbeats

Date Posted: March 7 2008

By Mark Breslin (Sixth in a series) How much sympathy would you have for a guy who complains about his own body odor? Or maybe someone who goes on about...

Construction unions reverse declines in membership

Date Posted: February 22 2008

Construction unions experienced an uptick in union density in 2007 that outpaced the rest of organized labor. According to figures released Jan. 25 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS),...

Granholm makes push for energy alternatives

Date Posted: February 22 2008

WARREN - Two days after using her State of the State address to declare that Michigan "can be the alternative energy capital of North America," Gov. Jennifer Granholm chose the...

High praise for union work at new Royal Oak high-rise

Date Posted: February 22 2008

ROYAK OAK - A new residential tower dubbed the Fifth Royal Oak stands tall in this city - and in the opinion of the property developer, so do the union...

News Briefs

Date Posted: February 22 2008

AFL-CIO sues Bush DOL over reporting rules WASHINGTON (PAI) - The AFL-CIO has sued President Bush's Labor Department in an effort to overturn its new rules that force union officers...

On mountaintops or at work: no risk, no reward

Date Posted: February 22 2008

Recently there has been much media attention on the risks, rewards and consequences of mountain climbing. Thus I share a personal story and its relationship to labor-management risk taking and...

State utility deregulation law blocks billions in Michigan construction

Date Posted: February 22 2008

LANSING - Lower utility prices and more choice for consumers. Those were the major enticements for passage of Public Act 141, The Electric Restructuring Act, adopted in 2000 by the...

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