The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Tax, jobless situations show trickle-down theory hasn’t lost its charm

(By Robert Reich, Fmr. U.S. Secretary of Labor) ..

Annnd…action. Soundstage construction comes to Michigan

PONTIAC – When it comes to moving the state forward into the business of making motion pictures, television and video production, they’re not messing around at Raleigh Michigan Studios. ..

Risk is real for delay or denial of jobless benefits

The thin economic lifeline that is unemployment benefits could end for 3.2 million Americans by the end of December if the lame-duck session of Congress doesn’t result in the passage of another extension. ..

Jobless benefits a disincentive? Not when job seekers outnumber jobs 5-1


Will anti-public pension tide swamp trade unions, too?

(By Mark Breslin) ..

Trades start to frame new art museum

EAST LANSING – Now rising at Michigan State University is the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum – a building sure to add architectural flair to the campus. ..



Trumka: unions to revamp political program but keep jobs target

(By Mark Gruenberg, PAI Staff Writer) ..

First forecast for 2011 calls for sunnier skies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A brighter construction industry outlook in 2011? Bring it on. ..

Bond issue sends trades back to schools in Detroit

DETROIT – A $505 million capital improvement bond issue approved a year ago by Detroit voters is starting to translate into a wide swath of construction projects to improve the city’s schools, while providing jobs for the building trades. ..