The Building Tradesman Newspaper

The Employee Free Choice Act: time for a compromise in Congress?


Kids, families are the focus at new children’s hospital

GRAND RAPIDS – Under construction along Michigan Street, the 14-story Helen Devos Children’s Hospital expansion will add 440,000 square-feet of space to the city’s Medical Mile, a collection of health care and research facilities. ..

'Work is just getting started' – Slow roll-out for stimulus

The federal stimulus money is slowly starting to put Americans to work. ..

Trades: Don’t harm our existing health care plans

The head of the AFL-CIO Building Trades Department, who generally speaks on behalf of all the group’s affiliated unions, last month urged Congress to blend universal health care coverage in the U.S. with existing Taft-Hartley rules plans that currently cover all building trades union workers. ..

Funding outlook is grim for crumbling state roads

LANSING – These are lean, lean times in Michigan for the highway building industry. And they’re not much better around the country, either. ..

More room to operate at Munson Hospital

TRAVERSE CITY – Air handlers and related fixtures for a major expansion project at Munson Medical Center are being deftly handled by Sheet Metal Workers Local 7 members. ..

News Briefs

Carpenters looking at rejoining trades