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Right-to-work crowd eye ballot process to do their dirty work

Date Posted: August 17 2007

LANSING - With a Democratic governor and a Democratic majority in the state House of Representatives, a right-to-work law wouldn't have a chance of passage these days in Michigan -...

Unions and members should focus on friends - but not with blind loyalty

Date Posted: August 17 2007

By Jim Marcinkowski It was a basic tenet in PoliSci 101 at Michigan State that a country's political system is based to a large degree on its economic system. It...

Does your hard hat deserve to be retired?

Date Posted: August 3 2007

Wearing a well-worn hardhat is almost a freak flag for some. Stickers, logos, American flags, photos of the kids… the décor can stretch the gamut. No doubt, a hardhat is...

Doors open at Odawa Casino

Date Posted: August 3 2007

PETOSKEY - A few finishing touches at the Odawa Casino Resort was all that was left to do late last month in the days before the facility had its grand...

House cuts funds for anti-union Labor Department agency

Date Posted: August 3 2007

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI) - The Democratic-run House cut funds to a Department of Labor agency that supposedly investigates union corruption. The reduction in the funds...

News Briefs

Date Posted: August 3 2007

Union Sportsmen's Alliance launched Union men and women who hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors -about 3.2 million, according to a recent survey - can now join together in the...

Rulings show why the NLRB isn't working for workers

Date Posted: August 3 2007

By Dmitri Iglitzin & Steven Hill With the Democratic Party regaining control of Congress for the first time since 1994, Democratic leaders should look to undo the effects the Bush...

State's roads could take another hit with reduced federal funding forecast

Date Posted: August 3 2007

Washington, D.C. - Back in February, the Bush Administration released a budget forecast for fiscal year 2009, which included a relatively mild $700 million reduction in Highway Trust Fund spending...

Trades try to leave a light footprint at Motor City Casino

Date Posted: August 3 2007

DETROIT - If it's possible to work delicately around an operating casino while erecting an adjacent conference center, 17-story hotel, conference center and parking deck - the Michigan Industrial Group...

'Broken' labor law stays that way; unions need more friends

Date Posted: July 20 2007

By John Sweeney AFL-CIO President President Dwight D. Eisenhower famously said: "Only a fool would try to deprive working men and women of the right to join a union of...

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