The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Crime does pay for union-busters

Union-busting is big business
By Ben Zipperer and John Schmitt

As the percentage of American workers in unions continues its long and severe decline, the U.S. Senate just voted to kill the Employee Free Choice Act. What prompted the now-dormant bill, and what is causing the weakening of the labor movement, is not a decreased need for unions. ..

'Broken' labor law stays that way; unions need more friends

By John Sweeney
AFL-CIO President

President Dwight D. Eisenhower famously said: "Only a fool would try to deprive working men and women of the right to join a union of their choice." ..

Trades play their hand in Greektown

DETROIT - All the action was outside the Greektown Casino last week, as the building trades and the joint venture of Jenkins/Skanska started the process of expanding the existing structure of the gaming hall. ..

No mourning for Fast Track expiration

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Union leaders and lawmakers cheered the end of President George W. Bush's "trade promotion authority," also known as "fast track," at midnight on June 30. ..

OSHA seems better at correcting grammar than workplace hazards

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Union leaders and lawmakers cheered the end of President George W. Bush's "trade promotion authority," also known as "fast track," at midnight on June 30. ..

Cooley's faulty towers renovated

DETROIT - The city's collection of high schools offers an under-appreciated stock of buildings built pre-Depression, that are often islands of architectural class in some areas that have seen better days. ..

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