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Year-end legislative action: could have been worse for workers

Date Posted: January 11 2019

LANSING - With the state's Republican stranglehold on state politics ending on Jan. 1 with the swearing-in of newly elected Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, GOP lawmakers sent a whopping 408 bills...

State closer to approving $500M Line 5 utility tunnel at Straits

Date Posted: December 14 2018

LANSING – Construction of a new utility tunnel between Michigan’s peninsulas is closer now that the state Legislature and Gov. Snyder have agreed on the formation of a governing “Mackinac...

What's up in Foxtown: new building, old theatre put trades to work

Date Posted: December 14 2018

CONSTRUCTION WORK along Woodward Avenue in Detroit has employed thousands of tradespeople over the past several years, including (above) the new construction of the eight-story Little Caesars Pizza Headquarters building...

Jobs incline is old but good, U-M outlook says

Date Posted: December 14 2018

After a record-matching nine straight years of economic growth, Michigan's aging pace of positive job creation has cooled during 2018 and is likely to continue to do so through the...

'New NAFTA' gets measured, good reviews from labor reserved

Date Posted: December 14 2018

WASHINGTON (PAI)—The Trump administration’s “New NAFTA” contains many pro-worker improvements, but still has some remaining holes in worker protections, including the need to eliminate the last remaining vestige of the...

News Briefs

Date Posted: December 14 2018

Michigan's jobless rate lowest since '00 Michigan's latest unemployment rate, announced at 3.9 percent on Nov. 21 by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, is the lowest since 2000.  But Michigan...

Labor braces for another year-end attack by GOP

Date Posted: November 30 2018

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Masons rehab classic federal/postal building

Date Posted: November 30 2018

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Michigan starts to lag a bit with autumnal drop in construction

Date Posted: November 30 2018

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News Briefs

Date Posted: November 30 2018

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