The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Rally time: Trades ready to make their voices heard

LANSING – Building trades union workers from across Michigan are asked to converge on the steps of the State Capitol Building on Wednesday, April 13 as part of a “We are the people” rally to protest a myriad of anti-worker, Tea Party-fueled Republican legislation. ..

State Republicans reduce jobless benefits to 20 weeks

LANSING – Michigan has suffered through its share of dubious “firsts” during this Great Recession that involve population loss, unemployment statistics, budget woes and political battles. ..

Trades on a roll at Severstal with pickle line, rolling mill

DEARBORN – On the ground of former Ford Motor Co. Rouge Steel property, Severstal North America, Barton Malow and the building trades are going full bore on projects to enhance the company’s steel product lines. ..

Report finds (surprise!) state’s bridges in bad shape

A March 30 report by Transportation for America (TFA) analyzes the sorry state of America’s bridges, and finds Michigan’s spans among the sorriest. ..

AFL-CIO, chamber link up for infrastructure bank bill


Republicans’ lies about jobs demand a response Instead, we get the silence of the Dems