The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Election 2002 - Union members went with Dems, even with Dems' weak message

A nationwide election night poll of union members found that 68 percent of union members voted for a Democrat in the U.S. House races and 70 percent voted for a Democrat in the Senate races. ..

Foreman given jail time after worker is electrocuted

For the first time in 27 years in Michigan, a construction worker has been given jail time for being responsible for a fellow worker's death on a job site. ..

Pollution control project brings droves of trades to Consumers plant

ESSEXVILLE - The Karn-Weadock Generating Complex hasn't seen this much construction activity since the D.E. Karn plant first came on line in 1959. ..

The Gangbox Assorted News and Notes

The nation's unemployment rate jumped 0.3 percent in November, to 6 percent, the Labor Department reported. The number of unemployed Americans rose by 299,000 in one month and the jobless rate ties an 8-year high it set earlier this year. ..

Trades care about Care House

Building trades unions, union representatives and employees passed the hat once again this year to help the families who benefit from the services of Care House in Mt. Clemens. ..

NEWS BRIEFS

Bush courts unions with terrorism insurance  ..