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News Briefs

Date Posted: April 17 2015

Poker Run set for May 9  All are invited to participate in a motorcycle poker run, set for Saturday, May 9 at the IBEW Local 252 JATC Training Center in...

Affordable Care Act gets little love from building trades funds

Date Posted: April 3 2015

LANSING - Building trades unions and the rest of organized labor have mostly supported the Affordable Care Act, on the theory that it's a good thing for more Americans to...

'An absolute disaster' Prevailing wage repeal would hurt industry, exec says

Date Posted: April 3 2015

LANSING - Michigan's Prevailing Wage Act of 1965 - which is at dire risk of being repealed as early as May by an ultra-conservative state Legislature - has its proponents...

Are pension benefit cuts likely in Michigan? 'The answer, honestly, is 'no,'" - funds attorney

Date Posted: April 3 2015

LANSING - A dysfunctional Congress that deservedly got the lowest performance marks in history last year did do a few things at the very end – it passed a union-approved...

News Briefs

Date Posted: April 3 2015

Big leap for state's construction jobs Construction employment in Michigan started this year with a substantial leap from 12 months prior, advancing 9.6 percent in January 2015 compared to January...

Obama's veto will stop (anti-) union election rule

Date Posted: April 3 2015

WASHINGTON (PAI)—National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce stepped up to defend his embattled agency, as the Republican-run House followed the GOP-controlled Senate’s lead and passed legislation overturning the...

Same 'Nuts, new shell... Trades upgrade Lugnuts' Stadium

Date Posted: April 3 2015

LANSING -  Across the nation, the first part of April is all about spring, warmer weather and getting a start on the baseball season.  But for the building trades renovating...

Extended jobless benefits primed to pass Senate, House future uncertain

Date Posted: March 28 2015

WASHINGTON – The first major hurdle in a deal to extend federal long-term jobless benefits has been overcome, with a March 13 agreement by a bipartisan group of Senators. The...

Fast Track the wrong track, unionists tell Congress

Date Posted: March 20 2015

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON, D.C. (PAI)—Energized by speeches of support from union leaders from Oregon, California and Maryland and combative House Democrats ready to take on their...

Labor's durability may key on friending a few GOP moderates: 'Politics is not a marriage. It's a business.'

Date Posted: March 20 2015

LANSING - You may have heard once or twice from labor leaders over the last couple of decades that the next election is "the most important of our lifetime." Enough...

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