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State AFL-CIO gives nod to to Whitmer for governor

Date Posted: April 20 2018

FLUSHING - The Michigan AFL-CIO delivered its endorsement of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer here on April 11 at the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 370 Training Center - a...

Falsely accused jobless claimants to get another day in court

Date Posted: April 20 2018

LANSING - Workers who were falsely accused of fraud by the state's Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) may finally get a chance at justice. On April 6 the Michigan Supreme Court...

NMU invites students for a stay in The Woods

Date Posted: April 20 2018

MARQUETTE - Today's college students prefer a nice home away from home in their residence halls, with modern features, more space, and greater privacy.  And that's what Northern Michigan University...

Congress gets to work on multi-employer pension reform plan

Date Posted: April 20 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The business and labor communities have broadly come to a meeting of the minds when it comes to finding a solution to the multi-employer pension funding crisis....

Senate party-line vote gives GOP majority on labor board

Date Posted: April 20 2018

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI)—By a strictly party-line vote – all 50 voting Republicans for, all 46 voting Democrats and both independents against – the Senate gave...

Insulators urge: 'Unite for a Cure' for mesothelioma

Date Posted: April 20 2018

Battling the deadly scourge of mesothelioma and other occupational lung diseases, was the topic of a two-day symposium last month put on by the Heat and Frost Insulators International in...

BWL spreading lots of capital for construction in our capital city

Date Posted: April 6 2018

LANSING - There are 40 public-owned utilities in Michigan, and the Lansing Board of Water and Light (BWL), with a $350 million annual budget and 97,000 electric customers, is larger...

Cadillac Tax delayed again; should be shelved permanently

Date Posted: April 6 2018

By Matthew Brown Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America On Jan. 22, 2018, Congress passed and the president signed into law a two-year delay of the “Cadillac Tax,”...

Construction employment hums along in Michigan

Date Posted: April 6 2018

U.S. construction employment increased by 61,000 jobs in February to the highest level in nearly a decade. And rising pay rates enabled the industry to attract more workers, according to...

Construction worker shortage kindles safety challenges

Date Posted: April 6 2018

By Jacob Snyder Are we going to be able to get the people we need?” This is an all-too-familiar question that contractors and labor suppliers are being asked every day....

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