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'Hire Michigan First:' Dems win first round in local hiring effort

Date Posted: August 31 2007

LANSING - An effort to give preference to hiring Michigan workers on state taxpayer-funded projects moved quickly last week, and resulted in a victory for the home team. On Aug....

News Briefs

Date Posted: August 31 2007

July construction retreats 11 percent The value of new U.S. construction starts fell 11% in July to $588.1 billion, according to an Aug. 22 report by McGraw-Hill Construction. Nonresidential building...

On a roll, trades complete MSU dorm work

Date Posted: August 31 2007

EAST LANSING - Just in time for the new fall semester, the building trades late last month were wrapping up the renovation of the Snyder/Phillips residence halls. The adjacent dormitory...

Right-to-work proposal the latest struggle in cycle of labor history

Date Posted: August 31 2007

Old-timers swear that a lot of things were better when they were younger - and when it comes to unions and Labor Day celebrations, they may have a point. The...

Will we let YO-YOs decide our future?

Date Posted: August 31 2007

By Jared Bernstein Economic Policy Institute As Labor Day once again dawns on America, we are faced with old problems and new solutions. As any economic cheerleader from Wall Street...

Authentic statue marks workers' role in building Mackinac Bridge

Date Posted: August 17 2007

ST. IGNACE -Five days after the bronze iron worker statue she created was unveiled at the July 28 Mackinac Bridge 50th anniversary celebration, sculptor Janice Trimpe said she was still...

Goodbye summer, hello Labor Day - Events slated in several communities

Date Posted: August 17 2007

We don't know where the summer went, either - but as the end of August starts to loom, it's time to start thinking about Labor Day. Building trades workers are...

Ingham Regional opens new heart and surgery center

Date Posted: August 17 2007

LANSING - The Ingham Regional Medical Center (IRMC) unveiled its $53 million Chi Heart & Surgery Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Sunday, July 12 - a...

'My heart is with the Mighty Mac' - Old-time Hardhats have their say during 50th anniversary celebration

Date Posted: August 17 2007

ST IGNACE - They came to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge, which in 1957 finally united Michigan's two peninsulas after four years of construction and decades of...

News Briefs

Date Posted: August 17 2007

Kennecott Mine: not dead yet The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has again granted preliminary approval for a mining permit for the Kennecott Eagle Mining Co. to conduct nickel mining...

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