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Red Wing Players Visit New Arena

Date Posted: November 13 2015

FIVE DETROIT RED WING players from Michigan were given a hard hat tour of the team's new hockey arena last month. Intermingled with construction workers at the site, wearing red...

State road deal finally passes, but it has plenty of critics

Date Posted: November 13 2015

LANSING - Long-awaited legislation to increase funding to repair Michigan's crumbling roads and bridges was signed into law on Nov. 4 by Gov. Rick Snyder, but it was a bill...

Worker shortages may be a drag on robust industry

Date Posted: November 13 2015

Construction spending in September reached a new seven-year high and climbed at the fastest rate since early 2006, according to an analysis released Nov. 2 by the Associated General Contractors...

'Build, adapt, change' echoes throughout the 2015 BAC Convention

Date Posted: October 30 2015

(Submitted by the BAC) BALTIMORE - Although the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) considers every international convention, conducted only once every five years, to be significant, the...

Clean water act: Local 370 plumbers do their part in Flint

Date Posted: October 30 2015

FLINT - Members of UA Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 370, together with some of their contractors, have been major, helpful players in the task of assuring clean, healthy water...

New Holland power plant aims for green efficiency, good looks

Date Posted: October 30 2015

HOLLAND - Ongoing construction of the city's "Holland Energy Park" combines two major trends in power production: the move away from coal as an energy source, and the move toward...

News Briefs

Date Posted: October 30 2015

MIOSHA program targets hazards LANSING - The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) this month is launching a Local Emphasis Program (LEP) to target siding contractors, structural steel and...

OSHA move to hold joint employers more responsible for safety violations angers GOP

Date Posted: October 30 2015

WASHINGTON (PAI)—An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) move to hold joint employers – think McDonald’s headquarters and local McDonald’s restaurants – more responsible for job safety and health violations...

Signature fiasco could deny petition drive

Date Posted: October 30 2015

Multiple names on prevailing wage repeal petitions ‘an absurdity’ LANSING - An unlikely and unexpected twist to the effort intended to repeal the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act of 1965 was...

UA Local 111 welcomes Beauchamp workforce

Date Posted: October 30 2015

GWINN - Welcome aboard, Beauchamp Plumbing and Heating. The most successful Upper Peninsula pipe trades organizing effort in at least the past decade has resulted in Beauchamp signing a collective...

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