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Steel's up on GM test lab

Date Posted: July 6 2007

PONTIAC - An expansion of the General Motors Engine Dynamometer Test Facility reached a milestone June 15, with GM, their contractors and the building trades celebrating the topping out of...

The big 5-0 for the Mighty Mac

Date Posted: July 6 2007

ST. IGNACE - Michigan is throwing a 50th anniversary party for the Mackinac Bridge - and we're all invited. The world's 10th longest suspension bridge, the five-mile-long Mighty Mac was...

Unions laud demise of immigration bill

Date Posted: July 6 2007

Any chance for comprehensive reform of the nation's immigration laws finally came to an end June 28, when the U.S. Senate voted failed to get enough votes (46-53) to end...

A PAI Special Report: Labor law turned upside down...Taft-Hartley signed 60 years ago

Date Posted: June 22 2007

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI) - On June 23, 1947, U.S. labor law turned upside down. That's when the Republican-run 80th Congress passed the Taft-Hartley Act, by...

High Court ruling advances Indian casinos

Date Posted: June 22 2007

(From Michigan Construction A Michigan Supreme Court ruling tossing out a challenge by TOMAC ("Taxpayers Of Michigan Against Casinos") will allow the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo Township...

News Briefs

Date Posted: June 22 2007

Construction lags jobless numbers LANSING - Michigan's construction and manufacturing industries acted as anchors for the state's jobless numbers, which overall had some good news, dropping two-tenths of a percentage...

Outage results in extreme makeover at Consumers' J.H. Campbell plant

Date Posted: June 22 2007

PORT SHELDON TWP. -The population of this small town on the Lake Michigan shoreline grew by up to 1,400 from last November through March, as the building trades, their contractors...

Reduced work zone speeds are working

Date Posted: June 22 2007

In 2005, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) considered ways to attack the increasing problem of tragic work zone crashes. Its "Where Workers Present 45" campaign seems to have made...

Veto threat aside, Senate Dems to move on key organizing bill

Date Posted: June 22 2007

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI) - The Senate was scheduled to vote on June 20 on whether to cut off a two-day Republican filibuster against the Employee...

ABC never fails to disappoint - and they're at it again

Date Posted: June 8 2007

Tradesman Viewpoint If you operate a construction company that relies on temporary workers whose citizenship is frequently found to be a "gray area" - then you probably share the goals...

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