The Building Tradesman Newspaper

GM thinks big with new Grand River Assembly Plant

LANSING -For the first time in 15 years, General Motors is building a new assembly plant on U.S. soil. ..

Union membership slide resumes after 2 even years

Despite the unprecedented allocation of resources for union organizing over the last decade, union membership numbers continue to fall in Michigan and around the nation. ..

OSHA hopes to save lives with new steel erection rules

Improved on-the-job safeguards for the nation's iron workers and other Hardhats are on the way under new rules adopted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The new rule on steel erection, developed in concert with industry and union groups, is expected to prevent 30 fatalities and 1,142 injuries annually and save employers nearly $40 million a year. The rule was published last month. ..

Makeover, maintenance, fortify Detroit's 'defining' skyscraper

The 77-story Marriot Hotel at the GM Renaissance Center may the tallest building in the state, but the cylindrical smoked-glass tower is a little short on character. ..

Labor finds Chao a better choice

It seems as if organized labor has a Labor Department secretary it can live with. ..

Bracelet drawing benefits St. Rita

Building trades workers and Pointe Jewelry pitched in during the holiday season to raise $10,010 for "The House" at St. Rita, an inner-city Detroit parish that provides food and a quiet place to study after school for neighborhood young people. ..

NEWS BRIEFS

Local 98's Barnhart enters retirement  ..

St. John building to consolidate cancer treatment

More convenient care for cancer patients is on the way to the St. John Health System, with the construction of the 69,000-square-foot Van Elslander Cancer Center. ..