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Date Posted: January 7 2000

10-year contract sets new record Anyone who has been in the organized construction industry knows that three-year labor contracts have been the norm for decades. In St. Louis, the pipe...

New union hall ready for action

Date Posted: January 7 2000

SCIO TOWNSHIP - It's beginning to look a lot like a union hall. More than nine months after ground was broken on the new 18,000 square-foot building that will house...

OSHA slow to move sanitation Standard

Date Posted: January 7 2000

An OSHA standard that would require hand-washing facilities on all construction sites is still a priority. But it depends on your definition of "priority." OSHA Administrator Charles Jeffress said Dec....

'Senate Bill 32 is clearly about union busting'

Date Posted: January 7 2000

By David Woodward D-34th District Michigan House As you may know, the Republican-controlled legislature in Michigan has been making strong policy statements about its dislike of unions and their role...

Benefit set for paralyzed mother

Date Posted: August 6 1999

A benefit to help Wanda Rule - a 27-year-old single mother of two kids who was paralyzed in a snowmobile accident - will be held from noon to midnight on...

Employers pushing for drug and alcohol testing on job sites

Date Posted: August 6 1999

By Patrick Devlin Secretary-Treas. Greater Detroit Building Trades Council The time has arrived for a standardized process for random drug and alcohol testing of construction workers on many major job...

Grand Hi-Reach, 324 reach agreement

Date Posted: August 6 1999

A seven-month-long union organizing campaign at Grand Hi-Reach has resulted in a union contract. The management and 14 employees of Grand Hi-Reach - a Brighton-based firm which rents and sells...

Industry pay hikes continue moderation

Date Posted: August 6 1999

New U.S. construction labor agreements are averaging $1.11 per hour or 3.9 percent in 1999 - only one tenth of a percent ahead of last year's numbers. Construction Labor Research...

Let's lighten the burden of prescription drug costs

Date Posted: August 6 1999

By David Bonior (D) U.S. House Minority Whip For many seniors, the proper medications taken at home can spell the difference between maintaining an active and independent life style, or...

New HQ for Jackson National

Date Posted: August 6 1999

By Marty Mulcahy Editor LANSING - In a way, the Jackson National Life Insurance Co. has purchased a good insurance policy for itself. The nation's 20th largest insurance company insured...

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