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High-tech FRIB project calls for heavy-duty construction

Date Posted: July 24 2015

EAST LANSING - The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) currently under construction on the campus of Michigan State University is sure to make the school even more of a...

News Briefs

Date Posted: July 24 2015

Waiting, waiting for road funding plan LANSING - State lawmakers had time to declare July as "Ice Cream Month" in Michigan, but there was no action to allocate money to...

NLRB to tackle temp organizing

Date Posted: July 24 2015

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI)—The National Labor Relations Board is tackling another big joint-employer issue: If an employer gets workers from a temp agency and a union...

Petition effort for prevailing wage repeal backed by $1million - so far

Date Posted: July 24 2015

LANSING - Now we know about how much money is being raised - and where the money is coming from - to pay for petition signature-gatherers to overturn the Michigan...

A New Trade Vision is Sorely Needed

Date Posted: July 10 2015

By Leo Gerard President, United Steel Workers Editor's note: The U.S. House on June 25 gave final Congressional approval to the so-called Trade Promotion Bill, granting President Obama enhanced power...

News Briefs

Date Posted: July 10 2015

Senate Passes Bill to Fix Roads LANSING – Well, half of the state's government now has a plan to fix the roads. The Michigan Senate on July 1, using a...

Obama Starts Push for Expanded Overtime pay

Date Posted: July 10 2015

They say America needs a raise, and President Obama wants to give them one: more pay for about five million Americans, via a proposed change in federal rules that broadens...

Piling on: Yet another study questions 'benefits' of prevailing wage repeal

Date Posted: July 10 2015

A petition is currently being circulated statewide seeking to repeal Michigan's Prevailing Wage Act, and if it's successful, would eliminate more than 11,000 jobs, reduce economic output in the state...

Signature takers are likely to say anything to get names

Date Posted: July 10 2015

Petition signature gatherers who are stationed across Michigan this summer - asking registered voters to sign a petition intended to repeal the Prevailing Wage Act of 1965 - are likely...

Union Leaders laud Supreme Court on health care ruling

Date Posted: July 10 2015

WASHINGTON (PAI) - By and large, union leaders applauded the U.S. Supreme Court's 6-3 ruling on June 25, keeping the Affordable Care Act’s federal individual payments for health care insurance...

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