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The union advantage elevates safety, too

Date Posted: September 7 2018

By Nick Fox Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America For years, unions have been working to prove with data what their members and contractors see every day in...

Union approval rating rises: best since 2003

Date Posted: September 7 2018

In the U.S., 61 percent of adults say they approve of labor unions, the highest percentage since the 65 percent approval rate in 2003.  The current labor union approval rate...

Beaumont, trades bring new vitality to former Botsford campus

Date Posted: August 24 2018

FARMINGTON HILLS - Located on Grand River Avenue just northwest of Eight Mile Road, much of the healthcare infrastructure at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills has been in need of renovation...

Governor's race is labor's best chance to have impact again

Date Posted: August 24 2018

LANSING - Michigan has experienced eight years of complete Republican control in the state Capitol, and to show for it, organized labor has endured the imposition of a right-to-work law,...

Holiday events and activities mark Labor's day in Michigan

Date Posted: August 24 2018

The annual celebration of American labor takes place this year on Monday, Sept. 3. Various communities around Michigan have labor day parades, picnics, entertainment and other events scheduled to mark...

The architects like what they see

Date Posted: August 24 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Construction spending is projected to grow through 2019, according to a  consensus forecast released Aug. 8 by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Spending on nonresidential buildings...

We must support candidates who will stand up for working men and women

Date Posted: August 24 2018

By Ron Bieber President, Michigan AFL-CIO The Aug. 7 primary election has now set the stage for the upcoming general election in November. One thing is certain, it is time...

Workers smash RTW effort in Missouri by 2-1 margin

Date Posted: August 24 2018

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer ST. LOUIS (PAI)—Workers racked up a big win in Missouri on Aug. 7, smashing the right-wing’s campaign for a so-called “right to work” law...

After Janus, 'Join a union'

Date Posted: August 10 2018

The AFL-CIO announced a major, national print and digital ad campaign calling on workers to join together in the face of continued corporate assaults, exposing on the freedom to join...

Arresting development: Opening Day nears for city's new Police Station

Date Posted: August 10 2018

BATTLE CREEK - Construction of the city's new cop shop is winding down, and this month the work of the furniture movers has been gearing up.  That can only mean...

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