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Consumers Energy new HQ: two buildings for the price of one

Date Posted: December 21 2001

JACKSON - By springtime of 2003, some 1,500 Consumers Energy employees will be working in a new headquarters building that's being constructed downtown - and as part of the construction...

Decision on Carpenters' link with AFL-CIO due in mid-January

Date Posted: December 21 2001

LAS VEGAS (PAI)--A final decision on whether the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners will return to the AFL-CIO will come by mid-January, union officials attending the AFL-CIO convention in...

Lions score with new practice facility

Date Posted: December 21 2001

If the play of the Detroit Lions doesn't improve next year, it won't be because of their beautiful new practice facility, which is set to open in March. The Lions...

News Briefs

Date Posted: December 21 2001

Fast Track passed in House One of organized labor's least favorite topics - granting Fast Track trade authority to President Bush - took a big step forward Dec. 6 when...

Straight-party voting killed by state GOP

Date Posted: December 21 2001

LANSING - Michigan has a tradition of long ballots. Until this month, Michigan was one of 16 states that also enjoyed the century-old tradition of being able to simplify the...

Unemployed still unassisted - state and feds are slow to help

Date Posted: December 21 2001

By David E. Bonior U.S. Representative D-Michigan It's been more than three months since the attacks of Sept. 11. Since that time we've seen over 747,000 lay-offs across the country...

Feds release down payment for new Soo Lock

Date Posted: December 7 2001

The federal government has approved the first $3 million to start construction of a new lock through the St. Mary's River in Sault Ste. Marie. The total construction cost is...

Fountain Walk development spouts variety of new shops

Date Posted: December 7 2001

Just when you thought retail and entertainment developers had run out of ways to invite you to spend your money, along comes Fountain Walk in Novi. The 740,000 square-foot development...

New chief brings new plan of business to OSHA

Date Posted: December 7 2001

Some of the first public comments from new OSHA Director John Henshaw about the direction of the agency concerned "the value of human capital," and the "value of safety and...

New hygiene standard for construction: still plugged up, but not forgotten

Date Posted: December 7 2001

WASHINGTON - All too often, construction workers are forced to live with deplorable sanitary conditions when nature calls. Few workers haven't been exposed to overflowing, smelly portable toilets. And when...

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