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News Briefs

Date Posted: January 7 2005

More road 'donors' on Senate panel The battle to straighten out funding for construction and maintenance of the nation's roads and bridges probably won't be solved in Congress for months...

Sweeney acknowledges AFL-CIO changes, Teamsters suggest how

Date Posted: January 7 2005

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Many in organized labor are seeking to change the mission and the structure of the AFL-CIO and its affiliate unions. AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney - whose...

Jobs faucet turns off at Water Works Park

Date Posted: December 24 2004

You work hard, you do some nice work, then you bury what you've done. It seems a shame, but that about sums up a lot of the work performed at...

Masons to put a handsome new face on old Beaubien House

Date Posted: December 24 2004

With a few nip and tuck points where needed, new mortar, as well as a vigorous cleaning, a facelift on the exterior brick of one of Detroit's oldest homes -...

News Briefs

Date Posted: December 24 2004

Lawmakers warn of pension problems WASHINGTON (PAI) – The federal agency that guarantees at least partial payment of traditional pensions when workers’ firms go broke is heading for the financial...

Recipes for revitalizing labor leave out key ingredient: members

Date Posted: December 24 2004

By Harry Kelber For nearly 10 years, labor's brightest and most influential union leaders, including AFL-CIO President John Sweeney and the 51-member Executive Council, have grappled with the problem of...

'Supreme Court hears arguments: Can ABC bring lawsuit to overturn prevailing wage?

Date Posted: December 24 2004

LANSING - No one ever accused the anti-union Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of being impatient, or unwilling to pay hefty legal bills, when it comes to the effort to...

House of labor to be rebuilt? And with straw, wood or brick?

Date Posted: December 10 2004

America’s union leaders will be taking a very close look at their organizations when the AFL-CIO’s Executive Council meets in mid-February. The meeting could be momentous, and could lay the...

News Briefs

Date Posted: December 10 2004

Modest growth for 2005 building The Portland Cement Association (PCA) predicts an overall construction industry growth rate of 2.9 percent in the U.S. in 2005. Such a jump would be...

Personal Protective Equipment, Who Pays? The MIOSHA View

Date Posted: December 10 2004

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) enforces workplace safety and health regulations under authority of the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act, Act 154 of 1974 as amended...

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