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Bush vetoes health care expansion for children

Date Posted: October 12 2007

President Bush on Oct. 3 vetoed the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) renewal bill. Bush turned a political deaf ear to many leading Republican lawmakers who joined with nearly...

DTE-Monroe partners latest to sign on for safety

Date Posted: October 12 2007

MONROE - Construction workers performing the ongoing environmental upgrades at Detroit Edison's Monroe Power Plant are the latest beneficiaries of an enhanced jobsite safety program. On Sept. 19, Detroit Edison,...

News Briefs

Date Posted: October 12 2007

NLRB OKs wider lawsuits vs. unions WASHINGTON (PAI) - The Republican majority on the National Labor Relations Board pushed the door wide open for companies to file lawsuits against unions...

The health care crisis '47 million of us cannot afford to get sick'

Date Posted: October 12 2007

By John Sweeney AFL-CIO President Unions. Yes, we're the folks who brought you the weekend. And we're the folks whose collective bargaining has maintained upward pressure on wages and benefits...

'Toot your horn' - consultant urges unions, contractors to improve marketing efforts

Date Posted: October 12 2007

PLAINWELL - The unionized construction industry would do well to develop a far-sighted "battle plan" for its future survival rather than relying on what has - or hasn't - worked...

Trades bring their case to Miller-Canfield

Date Posted: October 12 2007

KALAMAZOO - The first public office building since the Reagan Administration is going up downtown, in the form of the 151,000 square-foot structure that will house law offices for Miller,...

Consumers Energy picks Karn/Weadock site for new $2B plant

Date Posted: September 28 2007

ESSEXVILLE - Consumers Energy has selected the grounds of its Karn/Weadock Generating Complex near Bay City as the site for construction of an 800-megawatt coal power plant. The cost of...

Memorial dedicated to tunnel workers: 'to lift some heavy hearts'

Date Posted: September 28 2007

PORT HURON - More than 35 years after Michigan's worst construction accident claimed the lives of 22 workers, there was finally some closure for some of the victims' families on...

News Briefs

Date Posted: September 28 2007

Ayres elected new BCTD president Mark Ayers, Director of the Construction and Maintenance Department of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) was elected as the new President of the...

North Terminal nearing its destination

Date Posted: September 28 2007

ROMULUS - One year from now, airline passengers at Metro Airport's North Terminal will be checking luggage, getting tickets, enjoying a latte, wandering the concourse and waiting for their plane...

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