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Date Posted: July 21 2017

Jobless rate falls to 20017 level  WASHINGTON (PAI)—The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in June, up 0.1 percent from the month before, but down 0.4 percent from January, according...

New spotlight on apprenticeship may require fresh strategies for future training

Date Posted: July 21 2017

By Steve Lindauer CEO, The Association of Union Constructors If you've been involved in union construction and maintenance for any length of time, you understand the importance of apprenticeship programs....

Study: Senate health care plan cuts benefits, jobs too

Date Posted: July 21 2017

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer An independent study for the non-profit Commonwealth Fund calculates the Senate Republicans’ “replacement” for the seven-year-old Affordable Care Act could cost 919,000 jobs in...

Bipartisan Senate duo introduce apprenticeship tax credit legislation

Date Posted: July 7 2017

WASHINGTON (PAI)—A bipartisan duo of Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced legislation to let businesses take a $5,000-per-worker tax credit for three years for every newly trained...

Bricklaying robot, masons work together at U-M Brighton hospital

Date Posted: July 7 2017

BRIGHTON - Masons of Michigan, say hello to SAM-100.  Once you get to know how to setup his onboard computer and tablet interface, get him up and running on his...

'Cold hearted' health plans aren't what trump promised

Date Posted: July 7 2017

By Leo Gerard President, United Steelworkers Donald Trump is right. The House health insurance bill is “mean, mean, mean,” as he put it last month. He correctly called the measure...

Construction continues along prosperous path

Date Posted: July 7 2017

The path forward for the construction industry in Michigan and across the nation looks to be headed toward a period of growth, even if the trend lines are a bit...

Decline to sign prevailing wage petition

Date Posted: July 7 2017

Signature gatherers are out across Michigan this summer, asking registered voters to sign a petition intended to repeal the Prevailing Wage Act of 1965.   Backed by billionaires who think...

Labor turns up the heat on lawmakers to oppose health care replacement plans

Date Posted: July 7 2017

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer Organized labor’s massive campaign against the Senate Republicans’ health care bill, a measure which would repeal the Affordable Care Act, will continue through the...

News Briefs

Date Posted: July 7 2017

Labor Department moves to yank OT rule WASHINGTON (PAI)—The Trump administration Labor Department has taken the first step towards yanking the new overtime pay rule – a rule that doubled...

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