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Date Posted: August 10 2016

Momentum Index inches higher The Dodge Momentum Index for U.S. construction activity moved slightly higher in July, increasing 0.5 percent to 134.7 (2000=100) from its revised June reading of 134.1....

More room, more gaming on the way at Gun Lake Casino

Date Posted: July 29 2016

WAYLAND - More room for gaming, eating and entertainment is on the way to the Gun Lake Casino. Located along U.S. 131 between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, the building trades...

News Briefs

Date Posted: July 29 2016

EPI: High CEO pay saps U.S. elsewhere Don’t worry about America’s CEOs. They’re doing fine. In 2015, chief executive officers in our nation made an average of $15.3 million in...

No second hearing by Supreme Court for pro-union agency fee case

Date Posted: July 29 2016

WASHINGTON D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court slammed the door shut this year on the possibility of it overturning one of its most significant pro-union legal decisions in decades. On...

Quadruple premiums urged as one way to help ailing pension plans

Date Posted: July 29 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A rather gloomy report issued last month by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation said substantial premium increases are going to be necessary to help keep the PBGC's...

With Trump and the IBEW, The Donald just doesn't get it 'Why do I have to build union?'

Date Posted: July 29 2016

(This is reprinted with permission from the IBEW Media Center in a report titled, Does Trump Build Union? An IBEW investigation). At the height of the real estate boom in...

GOP platform backs national RTW law, hits federal workers

Date Posted: July 26 2016

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer CLEVELAND (PAI)—To nobody’s surprise, the Republican Party platform, adopted at its convention in Cleveland this month, backs a national so-called “right to work” law,...

Judge puts brakes on GOP scheme to halt union dues deductions from company payrolls

Date Posted: July 14 2016

LANSING – Michigan's unions have won a preliminary injunction blocking the state from enforcing a new payroll deduction law that deals with political fundraising. The federal judge's July 1 ruling...

Texas federal judge halts rule to crackdown on union busters

Date Posted: July 14 2016

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer LUBBOCK, Texas (PAI)—Anti-worker, anti-union right wingers and business groups have found a sure-fire way to trash pro-worker federal rules: Find a federal judge in...

'Robust' year so far for U.S. construction

Date Posted: July 14 2016

U.S. construction spending dipped in May but posted strong, broad-based gains for the first five months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, according to an analysis released...

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