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Anti-prevailing wage petitioners 'beating the time frame,' ABC says

Date Posted: September 4 2015

LANSING - A spokesman for the group behind the effort to collect at least 252,523 petition signatures which could lead to the repeal of the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act said...

Trades help integrate Munson cancer treatment under one roof

Date Posted: September 4 2015

TRAVERSE CITY - Cancer patients in Northwest Michigan who might have traveled downstate for treatment will soon have an option for treatment in a single facility - Munson Medical Center's...

Safety is Job 1 at Holland Energy Park

Date Posted: September 4 2015

HOLLAND - Barton Malow Construction Services, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) on Aug. 20 signed a formal partnership...

News Briefs

Date Posted: September 4 2015

Mixed results for poll on union views WASHINGTON (PAI) — Gallup polls on Americans’ views about unions contain a mixed message for workers and their allies: Union favorability is at...

On deck: Labor Day events and activities

Date Posted: September 4 2015

With summer still here but the end in sight, celebrating Labor Day becomes the next major date on the calendar. More than a barbecue or a final trip to the...

'Uneven growth' a drag on construction momentum

Date Posted: September 4 2015

Michigan's construction employment momentum took a breather in July, but the long-term job numbers continue to be strong compared to other states. First the good news: Michigan's construction workforce stood...

Bikers support Breath of Life

Date Posted: August 21 2015

A motorcycle rally held on Aug. 8 for the Breath of Life Foundation raised more than $10,000 to support research in mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases. The Breath of...

Construction employment slows a bit, but is the best level since February 2009

Date Posted: August 21 2015

Construction employment in July climbed to the highest level since February 2009, while the number of unemployed workers with construction experience shrank to a 14-year low, according to an Aug....

On deck: Labor Day events and activities

Date Posted: August 21 2015

With summer still here but the end in sight, celebrating Labor Day becomes the next major date on the calendar. More than a barbecue or a final trip to the...

‘Prevailing wage...is critical to Michigan’s public safety and economic development’

Date Posted: August 21 2015

By Andy Meisner Oakland County Treasurer Prevailing wage is a smart investment that promotes public safety by making sure that highly-skilled, drug-tested, safety-certified workers staff construction sites, and promotes economic...

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