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News Briefs

Date Posted: February 2 2007

Jobless claims are taxable With tax season approaching, the Michigan Unemployment Agency reminds those who received jobless benefits in 2006 that those earnings are taxable. "Unemployment benefits are taxable, and...

Providence Park progresses

Date Posted: February 2 2007

- Michigan's hospital construction boom has been relentless in recent years, with the St. John Providence Park Hospital campus a typical example. The 500,000 square-foot, $224-million hospital will include 200...

Sluggish protective equipment rule brings union lawsuit

Date Posted: February 2 2007

The United Food and Commercial Workers and the AFL-CIO sued the U.S. Department of Labor in a federal court last month to force the agency to complete rulemaking governing personal...

U.S. construction for '06 on the level

Date Posted: February 2 2007

New U.S. construction starts increased 2% in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $626.9 billion, according to a Jan. 25 report by McGraw-Hill Construction. For the full year...

'We have to change the way we do business'

Date Posted: February 2 2007

PLAINWELL - Is the unionized construction industry - and really, much of organized labor in the U.S. - stuck in a mindset from the early 1960s? That's when American industrial...

24 Michigan Hardhats die on-the-job in 2006

Date Posted: January 19 2007

There were 24 construction worker fatalities in Michigan in 2006 - an increase of one-third over the 16 Hardhats who died on the job in 2005. The causes for the...

Michigan construction outlook, 2007 Generally, the trend is up in Michigan

Date Posted: January 19 2007

Rocked and rolled by the fortunes of the low-riding automotive industry, the story of Michigan's woeful economic tale has been well-told in recent months. Last year during our annual, informal...

News Briefs

Date Posted: January 19 2007

Health care costs moderate A study released this month, considered the most comprehensive look at the nation's health care spending, found that per-person health care spending rose by 6.9 percent...

Port Huron tunnel workers won't be forgotten

Date Posted: January 19 2007

HURON - Michigan's worst construction accident took place at 3:11 p.m. Dec. 11, 1971, when 22 men were killed and nine injured in an explosion inside a Lake Huron water...

Trades focus on auto show

Date Posted: January 19 2007

DETROIT - Hundreds of construction workers re-made Cobo Center into the North American International Auto Show, which wraps up Sunday, Jan. 21 In 2007, The Detroit Auto Dealers Association will...

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