The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Ugly era for Michigan construction

The odometer has flipped from 2009 to 2010, but no one associated with the construction industry will forget what may have been the worst year for the building trades in Michigan since the Great Depression. ..

Unions cut deal to move universal health plan

WASHINGTON – A number of union leaders seem to be on the verge of dropping their opposition to the U.S. Senate’s version of health care reform legislation, after lengthy negotiations last week with the Obama Administration. ..

Labor isn’t going to accept a bad bill” Oh really? A viewpoint by by Press Associates Union News Service

“We aren’t going to accept a bad bill just to get an agreement,” AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka said on Jan. 11 of the Senate’s health care revision bill. ..

Employee Free Choice Act: ‘It has to be this year…’

WASHINGTON – (PAI) In an interview with Press Associates Union News Service, AFL-CIO Legislative Director Bill Samuel said a vote on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) “it has to be this year because who knows what Congress will look like” after this fall’s election. ..

‘We’re glad to be here’ Trades set up Detroit auto show

DETROIT – Organizers of the annual North American International Auto Show tout the impact of the annual new car fest by pointing out the 650,000 visitors to Cobo Center, global press coverage by journalists from 50 countries, and the 50 vehicle debuts. ..

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