The Building Tradesman Newspaper

House panel approves Employee Free Choice act; Cheney issues Bush veto threat

By Mark Gruenberg
PAI Staff Writer
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Court to Bush Labor Dept.: Why the holdup with the protective equipment rule?

WASHINGTON (PAI) - A federal appellate court has ordered the Bush Labor Department to explain, within a month, why it has taken eight years to impose a rule that requires companies to buy protective equipment and clothing for their workers. ..

It's game on for building trades working at MGM's grand casino

DETROIT - The ongoing construction of the MGM Grand Casino and Hotel on the western fringe of downtown Detroit is like "putting up four $100 million projects at the same time, right next to each other. There's just a lot going on." ..

State's roads face funding pothole

LANSING - Michigan spent about $1.5 billion on road and bridge construction projects in 2006 and will spend about $1.62 billion this year - but annual expenditures - are expected to dip to about $1.22 billion in 2011. ..

Mackinac Bridge's 50th anniversary slated

If your summer schedule is open, and you're considering a trip in or around the Straits of Mackinac, you might want to circle Friday and Saturday, July 27-28 on your calendar. ..

News Briefs

Benefit set for electrician's son
A dinner and silent auction to benefit Jacob Voisinet - the son of an IBEW Local 665 member - will be held Saturday, March 24 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 801 N. Bridge St. in DeWitt, north of Lansing. ..