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News Briefs

Date Posted: December 2 2016

Judge blocks new overtime rules A federal judge issued an injunction against President Barack Obama’s new overtime rule on Nov. 22, a major setback that delayed one of the president’s...

Trump's win leaves labor reeling 'This election is an indictment of politics as usual'

Date Posted: November 18 2016

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer The political roof fell in on national unions and their leaders on Election Day as unionists  – as well as other voters – voted...

Clinton undone, in part, by tepid union support

Date Posted: November 18 2016

From the top of the ballot to the bottom, organized labor's preferred candidates for state and national offices were generally not the preferred candidates of the rest of the voting...

Trades create new, dedicated space to treat cancer at Sparrow Hospital

Date Posted: November 18 2016

tag LANSING - Landlocked on its campus east of downtown, Sparrow Hospital officials looked south across their location on Michigan Avenue and envisioned a plot of real estate that would...

Energy legislation OK'd by state Senate

Date Posted: November 18 2016

LANSING - The Michigan Senate on Nov. 10 adopted an update to the state's energy policy, approving a plan that passes muster with the state's building trades unions and their...

The case for 'composite' pension plans 'A better path toward a secure retirement?'

Date Posted: November 18 2016

Editor's note: A hearing was held in Congress this fall on the use of “composite plans” as a supplement to existing multiemployer pension plans. They are fundamentally akin to annuity...

Composite plans: the time has come

Date Posted: November 18 2016

By Todd Mustard The Association of Union Constructors On Friday, Sept. 9, House of Representatives Education and Workforce Committee Chair John Kline (R-MN) released a discussion draft of the “Multiemployer Pension...

News Briefs

Date Posted: November 18 2016

Jobless rate down; wages on the rise WASHINGTON (PAI) —The U.S. unemployment rate declined 0.1 percent in October, to 4.9 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, as businesses created a...

Rally highlights why it's Hardhats for Hillary - and other reasons to vote pro-labor on Nov. 8

Date Posted: November 4 2016

NOVI - Union members and their families were urged to get out and vote on Election Day, Nov. 8 - but not just for one of the two people running...

His business practices show Trump is an American-made fraud

Date Posted: November 4 2016

By Leo Gerard President, United Steelworkers  On Sept. 2, a tarp covering part of the Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh caught fire during repair work. The flames enveloped a steel beam...

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