The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Construction deaths drop; is more training the key

LANSING - Michigan's construction industry claimed the lives of 23 workers in 2000. ..

Michigan is failing at on the job safety

Even though the economy is strong and employers have the resources to make their workplaces safer, more Michigan workers are dying on the job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of workers killed in Michigan rose to 182 in 1999. ..

Bush extends fist to workers with Labor Dept. pick

Earlier this month, President-Elect George W. Bush dropped a bomb on organized labor in the form of Linda Chavez, his candidate for Labor Department secretary, who regulates how the nation's government interacts with the nation's workers. ..

Big chill project revives Ottawa Street Station

LANSING - The fortunes of the Lansing Board of Water and Light's Ottawa Street Station have turned from hot to cold. And that's a good thing for the preservation of a handsome, landmark building. ..

Dollar-an-hour won't cut it; union wages continue to rise in Michigan

It wasn't long ago when a construction worker in a licensed trade considered "a buck and a truck" a pretty good pay raise for services rendered. ..

NEWS BRIEFS

Local 636 donates to Wellness House  ..