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Local 557's Revard named IBEW's apprentice of the year

Date Posted: February 17 2017

SAGINAW - IBEW Local 557 apprentice Howard Revard has been named the International Union's Apprentice of the Year for 2016. Revard, 26, is a fourth-year apprentice who currently works for...

BLS: union numbers, share declined in 2016

Date Posted: February 17 2017

WASHINGTON (PAI)--The number of union members and their share of the U.S. workforce both declined in 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics calculated. Union share had gone up slightly in...

News Briefs

Date Posted: February 17 2017

Don't let the door hit you, Betsy The Trump Administration's gain is Michigan's loss - err gain, too. Betsy Devos, the Grand Rapids billionaire who is President Trump's pick for Education...

Prevailing wage repeal No. 1, again, on GOP priority list

Date Posted: February 3 2017

LANSING - The prevailing wage repeal zombies are back in the Michigan Legislature. They never really went away. With the entire state government having been firmly in control of ultra-conservative...

Trade unions leaders get face time with Trump

Date Posted: February 3 2017

WASHINGTON - "From this moment on," President Donald Trump said in his inaugural address, "it's going to be America First.  Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign...

December setback doesn't dim prospects for U.S. construction

Date Posted: February 3 2017

A sizable decline in jobs in December dropped Michigan from one of the top states in construction employment in 2016, to a spot firmly in the middle. Michigan lost 2,800...

Big trio of engines to energize Marquette plant

Date Posted: February 3 2017

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Board of Light and Power (MBLP) and its 17,000 customers have a  host of challenges, both real and potential. The difficulties start with an aging, coal-fired...

News Briefs

Date Posted: February 3 2017

Double whammy for labor in Kentucky  The building trades and the rest of organized labor in Kentucky are getting a lesson on the importance of elections. For the first time...

2017 should be a very good year, Michigan and U.S. contractors say

Date Posted: January 20 2017

U.S. construction contractors expect private and public sector demand to grow in all market segments in 2017, and 73 percent then plan to expand their payrolls. All in all, good...

At it again: Union 4 Life gives big check to U-M Cancer Center

Date Posted: January 20 2017

By: Hope Salyer ANN ARBOR - The IBEW Local 252 apprentices and the Ann Arbor Electrical JATC training director and instructors presented the 2017 Union 4 Life check to the...

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