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Old Man Winter won't stop expansion of Ojibwa Casino

Date Posted: March 8 2019

MARQUETTE - Not even a brutal Upper Peninsula winter is stopping construction progress on the expansion of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community's Ojibwa Casino. Construction manager Gundlach Champion  is managing...

Prevailing wage repeal a done deal: Court rejects all union challenges

Date Posted: March 8 2019

DETROIT - A Michigan Court of Claims judge on Feb. 25 upheld the constitutionality of the state Legislature's repeal of the Prevailing Wage Act, rejecting a union-backed appeal. The legal...

Public sector unions try new strategies in post-Janus world

Date Posted: March 8 2019

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI)—The Supreme Court’s June 2018 Janus vs. AFSCME ruling against public sector unions, has, in union membership terms, turned out to be a...

Construction in 2019 gets up on the right side of the bed

Date Posted: February 22 2019

January 2019 employment in the U.S. construction industry picked up where a good 2018 left off, rising 52,000 jobs last month. The increase marks a rise of 338,000 jobs (+4.7...

Detailed workplace injury reports are deleted

Date Posted: February 22 2019

WASHINGTON - Apparently one of the "essential functions" of the federal government that didn't close during the 35-day shutdown in December and January was to go through the process of...

New Congress, but no clear path for multiemployer pension reform

Date Posted: February 22 2019

WASHINGTON - The next step(s) for multiemployer pension plan reform in Congress are as clear as mud. But that doesn't mean that recent hearings perhaps haven't brought about some progress...

News Briefs

Date Posted: February 22 2019

Bond money for roads a non-starter LANSING – It won’t be easy to gather up the political courage – in the form of finding new money – to “fix the...

OSHA enforcement remains robust under Trump

Date Posted: February 22 2019

By Nick Fox, Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America Every year, federal OSHA releases its list of top 10 violations over the past year. The list, which includes...

Steel's up at UM-Dearborn Engineering Lab Building

Date Posted: February 22 2019

DEARBORN - It's safe to say there have been a few changes in technology, academics and construction since the University of Michigan-Dearborn's Engineering Lab Building (ELB) was erected in 1959....

Whitmer puts people front and center in State of the State

Date Posted: February 22 2019

LANSING - Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's first State of the State address on Feb. 12 was - not surprisingly - short on details about her plans for the next four...

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