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St. John building to consolidate cancer treatment

Date Posted: February 2 2001

More convenient care for cancer patients is on the way to the St. John Health System, with the construction of the 69,000-square-foot Van Elslander Cancer Center. Located on the eastern...

Union membership slide resumes after 2 even years

Date Posted: February 2 2001

Despite the unprecedented allocation of resources for union organizing over the last decade, union membership numbers continue to fall in Michigan and around the nation. The U.S. Bureau of Labor...

Big chill project revives Ottawa Street Station

Date Posted: January 19 2001

LANSING - The fortunes of the Lansing Board of Water and Light's Ottawa Street Station have turned from hot to cold. And that's a good thing for the preservation of...

Bush extends fist to workers with Labor Dept. pick

Date Posted: January 19 2001

Earlier this month, President-Elect George W. Bush dropped a bomb on organized labor in the form of Linda Chavez, his candidate for Labor Department secretary, who regulates how the nation's...

Construction deaths drop; is more training the key

Date Posted: January 19 2001

LANSING - Michigan's construction industry claimed the lives of 23 workers in 2000. That number of workers killed on the job represents a significant drop from 1999, when 31 were...

Dollar-an-hour won't cut it; union wages continue to rise in Michigan

Date Posted: January 19 2001

It wasn't long ago when a construction worker in a licensed trade considered "a buck and a truck" a pretty good pay raise for services rendered. Actually, for virtually all...

Michigan is failing at on the job safety

Date Posted: January 19 2001

Even though the economy is strong and employers have the resources to make their workplaces safer, more Michigan workers are dying on the job. According to the Bureau of Labor...


Date Posted: January 19 2001

Local 636 donates to Wellness House Finances at the Wellness House got a little better last month, thanks to the generosity of members of Pipe Fitters, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning...

Double deckers twice as nice for trades at auto show

Date Posted: January 5 2001

The North American International Auto Show over the last few years has spread over every nook and cranny of the 700,000 square feet of exhibit space available at Detroit's Cobo...

Election show labor's 'unmatched power'

Date Posted: January 5 2001

Union families have a tremendous amount to be proud of from their participation in Labor 2000. America's working families played a critical role in this election. From the first union...

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