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Bumpy start for Trump's infrastructure plan

Date Posted: February 23 2018

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Trump Administration's roll-out of its highly touted $1 trillion plan to invest in U.S. infrastructure was met cordially by the construction industry, but seemed to receive...

News Briefs

Date Posted: February 23 2018

IBEW dad declines funds The following are statements from Randy Margraves and IBEW Local 665 regarding the GoFundMe online fundraiser that raised $31,311 to help Randy, a member of IBEW...

Building trades union net 63,000 new members in 2017

Date Posted: February 9 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Building trades unions across the 50 states gained 63,000 members in 2017 - an increase that mirrored the modest yet positive increases last year throughout the labor...

Canvassers rule: more prevailing wage petition names should be probed

Date Posted: February 9 2018

LANSING - The state Board of State Canvassers on Jan. 30 unanimously decided to pull a larger sampling of 4,000 signatures to help decide the legitimacy of a petition that...

Construction expansion in a 'mature stage,' but still has some life

Date Posted: February 9 2018

On a graph, it wasn't a straight line going up, but the U.S. construction industry ended 2017 better than it began.  For all of 2017, total construction starts grew 3...

News Briefs

Date Posted: February 9 2018

For NLRB, Trump picks union-buster  WASHINGTON (PAI)— President Donald Trump nominated John Ring, a partner with the Philadelphia-based law firm of Morgan Lewis and Bockius – named in a prior AFL-CIO...

Port Huron McLaren Hospital expansion keeps local trades busy

Date Posted: February 9 2018

PORT HURON - Founded in 1882, McLaren Port Huron General Hospital has a long history of serving the medical needs of the Blue Water Region. This year the impact of...

Unions enjoy small growth spurt in 2017

Date Posted: February 9 2018

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI) - There wasn't a lot of growth in the labor movement population in 2017. But of what there was, it was positive....

Prevailing wage rally energizes hundreds to sustain vital law

Date Posted: January 26 2018

LANSING - Hundreds of building trades workers, retirees and supporters gathered in front of the State Capitol Building on Jan. 10, demanding that state lawmakers "let the people decide" whether...

'Let's put maximum pressure on the Legislature to do the right thing'

Date Posted: January 26 2018

LANSING - Various lawmakers and supporters spoke to attendees at the Jan. 10 Let the People Decide" rally on the steps of the State Capitol Building.  Here's some of what...

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