The Building Tradesman Newspaper

22 Michigan Hardhats die on the job in 2004

There were 22 construction worker fatalities in Michigan in 2004 - two less than in 2003 but about average comparing year-by-year deaths over the last decade. ..

Trades get workout at Detroit YMCA

When it opens in early December, no doubt it will be fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A in downtown Detroit. ..

Conservative 'working class movement' wins over voters abandoned by Dems

Editor's note: Here's another in series examining the challenges organized labor faces as it contemplates historic changes to reinvigorate itself. ..

Safety strongly stressed before sewer project starts

Worker safety will be Job One as the building trades and general contractor Walbridge-Aldinger prepare to build the largest sinking caisson in the world. ..

Smaller increases for construction wages, benefits

Construction collective bargaining agreement increases in the U.S. in 2004 averaged 1.36 per hour, or 3.8 percent for the first year, according to the Construction Labor Research Council. ..

Lost and found: Interlaken shipwreck found by plumber father and pilot son

MUSKEGON - The shifting sands on the bottom of Lake Michigan moved aside long enough in September 2003 for Plumbers, Pipe Fitters and Service Trades Local 174 member Doug Freye and his son Jonathon to make a once-in-a-lifetime discovery. ..

Meet MITA: merged group represents heavy construction

LANSING - The membership of Associated Underground Contractors - Michigan's Heavy Construction Association (AUC) and the Michigan Road Builders Association (MRBA) have approved a merger to form the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association (MITA). ..

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