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New heart, surgery center added to Ingham Regional

Date Posted: November 10 2006

LANSING - Fifty percent growth in patient admissions over the last seven years has prompted growth in the Ingham Regional Medical Center. Ingham's new Chi Heart and Surgery Center, now...

News Briefs

Date Posted: November 10 2006

Mighty Mac has 50-year logo Thanks to a great design and the good work of Michigan's building trades workers, our state's most recognizable landmark - the mighty Mackinac Bridge -...

Residential housing doldrums may bring 1st decline in U.S. construction in 16 years

Date Posted: November 10 2006

Overall U.S. construction spending is expected to drop next year, led by a rapid decline in housing construction. So says a report released late last month by McGraw-Hill Construction, which...

The other shoe drops after anti-union NLRB decisions

Date Posted: November 10 2006

(PAI) - The first in what could be a series of unhappy steps took place in conjunction with the National Labor Relations Board's Oakwood/Kentucky River decisions, in which nurses and...

This Book starts a little slow…

Date Posted: November 10 2006

DETROIT - If there are any more structural or logistical skeletons in the closets of the massive Book-Cadillac hotel - where a $180 million renovation project is ramping up -...

Workplace injuries, illness down a bit; construction still leads

Date Posted: November 10 2006

WASHINGTON (PAI) - The rate of workplace injuries and illnesses declined slightly in 2005, the Labor Department reported, citing numbers from the the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) The BLS...

8.2% rise in drug costs is (don't gag) a good thing

Date Posted: October 27 2006

In an era of seemingly never-ending health care cost increases, there's some good news from an annual survey of prescription drug prices. But don't get the impression that your medicine...

Get out the vote effort is job one for unions on Election Day, Nov. 7

Date Posted: October 27 2006

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Almost four million phone calls, and counting. Between two-to-three million informational mailings. And unionists by the tens of thousands, from international presidents to unaffiliated members, walking neighborhoods...

Help wanted: We share responsibility for our political future

Date Posted: October 27 2006

By John Sweeney AFL-CIO President Look at the problems working families are facing in this country - at the challenges to our values, to a middle-class life, to our national...

High scrap iron prices create new value for old cement kiln

Date Posted: October 27 2006

It's a sign of the times when the high price of scrap metal contributes to employment in the building trades. St. Mary's Cement is sponsoring a project to dismantle a...

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