The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Needed: effort to 'restore the balance of power in Michigan'

LANSING - Hoping not to lose the smidgen of influence that they have in state government, building trades union reps in Michigan will continue to work behind the scenes with legislators to make sure the agenda of workers is heard in an anti-worker atmosphere. ..

Early signs show Bush supporters who their man is listening to

About 67 percent of Michigan's union voters voted for Al Gore in the Nov. 7 election, a historically high percentage which impressed pundits across the country, and was a model for how organized labor was able to get out the vote on Election Day. ..

Metamorphosis on course at Ren Cen to make it barrier-free, user-friendly

It may take an additional $500 million to get it right, but the Renaissance Center is finally becoming the building that everyone hoped it would be when it opened in 1977. ..

Time for ABC contractors to 'step up' was 50 years ago

Tradesman Viewpoint ..

Follies and foibles of blue collar workers featured in new book

When it comes to jokes and funny stories, most of us hear them, have a laugh, maybe pass them along once or twice, and then forget them. ..

NEWS BRIEFS

Record reserve for jobless money…  ..