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Campaign 2016: unions ramp up for final political push

Date Posted: November 4 2016

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer With the Nov. 8 election just around the corner, the nation’s unions are ramping up their final political push to contact members and their...

New water plant work flowing along nicely

Date Posted: November 4 2016

OREGON TWP. - The new Genesee County Water Treatment Plant under construction here is a bit off the beaten track. But as an integral part of the county and region's...

U.S. construction: slow growth, but 'generally healthy market'

Date Posted: November 4 2016

Michigan isn't No. 1 any more among the states in construction jobs creation. Lately, we're closer to No. 41. In recent years the national building environment has been described as...

Outlook: U.S. construction primed for better times in 2017

Date Posted: November 4 2016

U.S. construction starts will advance 5 percent to $713 billion in 2017, following an expected 1 percent gain in 2016 and an 11 percent hike in 2015. That look ahead...

News Briefs

Date Posted: November 4 2016

Energy reform atop Lansing's agenda LANSING - There aren't many days remaining in the 2016 legislative session, but there is growing confidence that a deal can get done that would institute...

Clinton in Toledo: 'We believe everyone should have the right to join a strong union that will always have your back'

Date Posted: October 21 2016

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer Again reiterating that she stands with workers and unions, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton linked honest work and honest pay with the right...

Election year another chance to advance for labor

Date Posted: October 21 2016

Like people in the other 49 states, Michigan voters will go to the polls on Nov. 8 and likely the first thing on their mind is who gets their vote...

Little Caesars Arena: Hot 'N Getting Ready

Date Posted: October 21 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like... a hockey stadium along Woodward Avenue in Detroit, as Little Caesars Arena takes shape less than one year before it will open as...

News Briefs

Date Posted: October 21 2016

Extensive renovation needed inside Capitol Last year, masons, painters and sheet metal workers working under Christman Construction extensively renovated the exterior of the State of Michigan Capitol Building, making long-overdue...

New sick leave rule to benefit millions

Date Posted: October 21 2016

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer New pro-worker rules, announced in late September and the beginning of October by Obama administration agencies, have the potential to benefit millions of workers...

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