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Dems try to push for fixes to Unemployment Agency 'fraud' fiasco

Date Posted: March 3 2017

LANSING - A package of bills that would restore lost income, fees and penalties to people falsely accused of unemployment insurance fraud was introduced last month by Democrats in the...

Doomed bill to bolster OSHA a reminder of the agency's importance

Date Posted: March 3 2017

WASHINGTON (PAI)—It went nowhere in the prior, Republican-run Congress, but House Democrats who specialize in workers’ issues have reintroduced their bill to strengthen the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The...

Insulators support Breath of Life Foundation

Date Posted: March 3 2017

Construction workers have a big stake in the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. That's why the Breath of Life Foundation is partnering with and...

News Briefs

Date Posted: March 3 2017

Union pressure nets new Labor nominee WASHINGTON (PAI)—Leaders of the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees promised to rigorously probe the record of Alexander Acosta, dean of a Florida law school...

Our nation needs teeth in its labor law

Date Posted: March 3 2017

By Mark Gruenberg Press Associates Once again, Congress’ ruling Republicans are attacking the National Labor Relations Board, and, by implication, the 1935 Wagner Act, formally known as the National Labor...

Price hikes hammering construction industry

Date Posted: March 3 2017

The cost of materials and services used in the nation's construction industry rose markedly faster than the price of completed buildings, according to a new analysis of federal producer price...

Political shift leads to anti-worker bills raising their heads in Congress

Date Posted: February 17 2017

WASHINGTON (PAI) — Suddenly, a national right-to-work law isn't very far-fetched. And neither is repeal of the federal Davis-Bacon prevailing wage law. A clutch of right wing congressional Republicans reintroduced...

GOP House majority rushes to halt future pro-worker rules

Date Posted: February 17 2017

WASHINGTON (PAI)—Not content with trying to dump pro-worker regulations by the prior Democratic Obama administration – either one by one or in huge batches – the GOP U.S. House majority...

Pork processor Clemens Foods builds big with Coldwater plant

Date Posted: February 17 2017

COLDWATER TWP. - Michigan lost its last pork processing facility in 1998. But in 2017, the industry is about to return, big-time. Pennsylvania-based Clemens Food Group, alongside leading design-build firm...

Nice start of the year for construction jobs, wages

Date Posted: February 17 2017

The U.S. construction industry year got off to a good start in 2017, as employment increased by 36,000 jobs in January, reaching the highest level since November 2008. The Associated...

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