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Laborers Reach Contract
Agreement with Michigan
Transpor tation
MICHIGAN - The Michigan Laborers’ District Council (LiUNA), and it’s seven affiliated local unions, announced the signing of a new con- tract with the Michigan Infrastructure Transportation Association (MITA). The six-year agreement covers Laborers that work on road projects for union contractors affiliated with MITA.
The agreement amounts to a $9.50 wage increase over six years and makes changes to overtime language, so workers receive time and a half after the first 10 hours worked every day. Under the new agreement wages will increase on June 1 of each year by $1.00/hour in 2019, $2.00/hour in 2020, $2.00/hour in 2021, $2.00/hour in 2022, $1.00/hour in 2023 and $1.50/hour in 2024 for all wage classifications.
“This contract is a big win for the Laborers Union and will result in a substantial increase in our members’ paycheck. Our members work hard every day building Michigan’s infra- structure and this increase will help maintain a standard of living that they deserve,” said Geno Alessandrini Sr, Business Manager of the Michigan Laborers’ Union.
This agreement between LiUNA and MITA marks nearly 70 years working together to build roads and bridge for Michigan residents.
Bauman Engraving Adds
To Business
KINGSFORD — Bauman Engraving & Signs has expanded its printing and engraving business at 808 John McNeil Drive in Kingsford and also launched its redesigned web- site at
Orville Bauman began the family business in 1960 with a single rotary engraver in Crystal Falls. His son, Dean Bauman, brought the business to Kingsford in 1991, and expanded
operations with a new facility and sev- eral new machines, including laser engravers and wide format digital printers.
Dean Bauman remains with the company but sold the business in 2010 to his daughter, Amanda Lee, and her business partner, Tom Dudek.
This latest expansion doubles the size of the headquarters and allows for additional machines, production capabilities and employees.
“We pride ourselves on offering the most innovative products in the industry,” Lee said. “Our latest addi- tion is a UV flatbed printer, which prints on a wide variety of surfaces, creating extremely durable and attrac- tive images.”
Bauman Engraving specializes in custom orders for industrial identifi- cation, commercial signage, ADA Braille signs, safety labeling and more.
They serve many local businesses and also ship worldwide to energy, ship- building, equipment manufacturing, aerospace and other industries.
“We’re proud to have a thriving busi- ness in this wonderful community,” Dudek said.
Sara Herrera, MD
Marquette Welcomes
General Surgeon
MARQUETTE - UP Health System - Marquette is pleased to welcome Sara Herrera, MD, as a general sur- geon. Dr. Herrera is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care, and she also has a background in burn surgery and wound care.
“I wanted to practice general surgery at a place that gets a wide variety and breadth of cases,” Dr. Herrera said of why she chose UPHS. “My philoso- phy is to educate patients and other providers to the best of my ability and always be a lifelong learner, and to respect patients’ opinions and privacy while caring adequately for the sick as a whole patient and not just a prob- lem list.”
Dr. Herrera earned her undergradu- ate degree at Lake Forest College before finishing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed her residency at St. Hospital Medical Center and did her fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in trauma, sur- gical critical care and burn surgery.
Her love of the outdoors made her choice to join UPHS a natural fit.
“I absolutely love the snow, winter sports and enjoy being outside,” Dr. Herrera said. “I also love Lake Superior, kayaking, paddle boarding on it and biking on trails.
“I would love to get the hospital involved in green environmental prac- tices and work with others to build a strong women’s health initiative.”
Mully & Mo’s Opens
IRON MOUNTAIN — A new shop that specializes in Hallmark mer- chandise and home decor has opened at 427 S. Stephenson Ave. in down- town Iron Mountain.
Sammantha Swanson DeJesus co- owns the Mully & Mo’s shop with her husband, Roberto DeJesus.
The name was inspired by their pets: puppy Mulligan — Mully for short — and cat Mr. Mosley, also called Mo. “We thought ‘Mully & Mo’s’ rolled off the tongue and stood out, and so when I suggested the name to my husband and he loved it, it was official,” Sammantha said.
The store will operate 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
It offers home decor, Hallmark mer- chandise, farmhouse goods and “one- of-a-kind pieces from Michigan artists,” Sammantha said, adding, “We really wanted to have a unique ‘hometown experience’ when you walk in the door.”
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