The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Construction in Michigan rocks or reels, depending on your whereabouts

Location, location, location. ..

'Democracy is not a spectator sport,' new Gov. Granholm declares at inauguration

LANSING – With remarks that echoed her election themes of inclusiveness, family and fiscal responsibility, Gov. Jennifer Granholm took the oath of office on Jan. 1. ..

Four more years at GDBTC for Devlin, Hamilton

Leadership at the Greater Detroit Building Trades Council (GDBTC) will remain unchanged for the next four years, as Patrick Devlin (Secretary-Treasurer) and John Hamilton (President) were re-elected without opposition to new four-year terms. This is the second term for both officers. ..

A home addition that breaks the mold

The wide world of the building trades isn’t all about building roads and bridges and digging ditches and erecting buildings. ..

GOP controls a not-so-worker-friendly legislative agenda

WASHINGTON (PAI) – Comp time for overtime. Vouchers. More tax cuts for the rich. ..

News Briefs

Trades get 2 wins in PLA decisions
As time ran out on the year 2002, two building trades councils scored major victories in the fight to uphold project labor agreements (PLAs) on public works projects. ..