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New Cass Tech building rises in old building's shadow

Date Posted: March 21 2003

Going up next to the existing Cass Tech High School is the new Cass Tech High School, which will provide the school's students and faculty with a study in contrasting...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: March 21 2003

NMU hosts 'management SOB' Northern Michigan University's Labor Education Program will host a labor-management business development seminar from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30. The featured presenter...

Sparrow expansion provides more room for patients and their cars

Date Posted: March 21 2003

LANSING - An expansion project at Sparrow Hospital will provide more places for patients and the vehicles that bring them there. In January, Granger Construction and the building trades began...

CAM: Uncertain year awaits Michigan construction

Date Posted: March 7 2003

"Lackluster." "Uncertainty." "Economic constraints." Those less-than-positive descriptions were used to help describe the current state of the State of Michigan's construction industry, in a report provided by the Construction Association...

Granholm to labor: 'You've got a backstop'

Date Posted: March 7 2003

LANSING - The Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council's 45th annual Legislative Conference on March 4 took place at a fitting time that drove home the reason why unions get...

Michigan House moves to outlaw prevailing wage and living wage, But Granholm pledges a veto

Date Posted: March 7 2003

LANSING - Is there any hope that with terms limits, retirements and the infusion of a lot of new blood among state lawmakers beginning this year - including 50 freshmen...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: March 7 2003

Wage-fringe hikes up 4.3% in 2002 The trend of ever-increasing construction wages and fringes continued in 2002, as rates for all U.S. workers rose by 4.3 percent from 2001. According...

Secretary of Labor…or Secretary of Commerce?

Date Posted: March 7 2003

(PAI) - Labor Secretary Elaine Chao thought she had "an open and honest session" with the nation's union leaders on Feb. 26. Putting it mildly, they disagreed. After the closed-door...

Survey says: nation has a better opinion of unions

Date Posted: March 7 2003

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (PAI) - A record high percentage of Americans view unions positively, but few know about management's anti-union tactics, a new poll shows. The survey, of 1,602 randomly selected...

Trades supply new backbone for aging Greenfield Village

Date Posted: March 7 2003

Nearly everything at Greenfield Village is old. That's the great selling point of Michigan's most renowned tourist attraction, which characterizes its collection of 300+ years of the nation's mechanical, cultural,...

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