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Jury still out on effect of NLRB's anti-union supervisor decision

Date Posted: October 27 2006

WASHINGTON - The Oct. 3 NLRB ruling that could deny union rights to eight million U.S. workers "may have far-reaching and adverse effects" on unionized construction workers, according to a...

News Briefs

Date Posted: October 27 2006

Michigan hit by high cost of free trade "Corporations, politicians and economists frequently claim that trade and U.S. investment in China create jobs and many other benefits for our economy....

Building trades' signs say 'Granholm'

Date Posted: October 13 2006

MARQUETTE - At some bees, old ladies make quilts. At others, middle-aged men get together and assemble political signs. Such was the case at a "work-bee" sponsored last month by...

Chamber's plan to kill SBT shifts burden to taxpayers

Date Posted: October 13 2006

LANSING - If you think the pending elimination of the Michigan Single Business Tax (SBT) couldn't affect you - you've got another thing coming. That other thing could take the...

Enough is enough? At the ballot box, unions can change our nation's course

Date Posted: October 13 2006

By Dick Meister Politics, politics and almost nothing but politics. That's what we're hearing from America's unions these days. For they're waging one of the biggest and most expensive political...

Kennecott Mine clears hurdle

Date Posted: October 13 2006

The Michigan Court of Appeals last month overturned a lower court ruling, clearing the way for the state Department of Environmental Quality to decide whether to issue a permit for...

Landmark case could dump union rights for 8 million workers

Date Posted: October 13 2006

WASHINGTON (PAI) - By a 3-2 vote along party lines, the Bush-appointed GOP majority on the National Labor Relations Board expanded the definition of who is a "supervisor," throwing millions...

News Briefs

Date Posted: October 13 2006

Wage levels take a hike A revised estimate of U.S. wage and benefit levels in the unionized construction industry predicts that first-year labor agreements in 2006 will increase 4.8 percent,...

U-M's Mosher-Jordan hall gets much-needed facelift inside

Date Posted: October 13 2006

ANN ARBOR - Like so many other aged buildings on the University of Michigan campus, now it's the turn for a creaky old dormitory to be given new life by...

Bigger and better health care…St. John Providence tops out

Date Posted: September 29 2006

NOVI - The first new hospital to be constructed in southeast Michigan in the last 20 years was topped out Aug. 31 - creating the second construction milestone for St....

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