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Sparrow invests in new Health Center

Date Posted: April 6 2016

LANSING TWP. - Sparrow Hospital's main campus, located along Michigan Avenue east of downtown Lansing, is the health care headquarters for tens of thousands of people in mid-Michigan. Next year,...

'Persuader' rule to shed light on union-busters

Date Posted: April 6 2016

WASHINGTON - “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. The great Oz has spoken,” the actor Frank Morgan thundered in the famous 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz....

Scrubbing the Book Building

Date Posted: April 6 2016

DETROIT - The exterior of the 13-story Book Building, and it's joined-at-the-hip sibling, the 38-story Book Tower, have been due for a nice bath for, oh, let's say the past...

News Briefs

Date Posted: April 6 2016

Supreme Court: pay for time to takes to suit up  WASHINGTON (PAI)—By a 6-2 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court gave workers a win on March 24, ruling workers at a...

Hockey arena takes shape with steel, pre-cast installation

Date Posted: March 25 2016

DETROIT - The new Detroit Red Wings stadium is beginning to look like... an events center. After having made a deep, wide hole in the ground last summer and fall...

Hostile GOP assails Labor secretary over new worker rules

Date Posted: March 25 2016

WASHINGTON (PAI)—While saying he wants to work with the Republican-run Congress during the last 10 months of his tenure, Obama Administration Labor Secretary Thomas Perez spent much of his time...

Lobbying, get-out-the-vote, member education provide targets for union trades

Date Posted: March 25 2016

'Let them know you deserve to be paid what you're worth' LANSING - "It's a tough time for workers," said state Rep. Andy Schor (D-Lansing), in his welcoming remarks on...

News Briefs

Date Posted: March 25 2016

Worker wage theft targeted by Dems In an attempt to curtail wage theft on the national level, Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Patty Murray (D-WA) have introduced the Wage Theft...

Start spreading the word... Delegates, members urged to be ambassadors for Prevailing Wage Act

Date Posted: March 25 2016

LANSING - Thwarting the ongoing effort to repeal Michigan's Prevailing Wage Act of 1965 - as well as educating union members and the general public about the benefits of law...

State bills threaten mechanical licensing standards

Date Posted: March 25 2016

LANSING - The folks at Vincent's Plumbing and Heating in Port Huron are pushing to fundamentally change decades of established, effective licensing regulations that govern the state's plumbing, electrical and...

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