The Building Tradesman Newspaper

No need to review RTW law, AG Schuette tells Michigan Supreme Court

LANSING – Don’t even bother.  ..

Safer silica standard jeered by industry, which wants a ‘cost-effective approach’

“No matter how cynical you get,” comedienne Lily Tomlin said, “it is impossible to keep up.” ..

Residential, retail next purpose for revamped Whitney Building

DETROIT – Nearly a century after it opened, it’s the David Whitney Building’s turn to make a triumphant resurrection. ..

Make a ruckus

By Robert Reich

From Helmet to Hardhat to national top apprentice

DEARBORN – For the second straight year, Boilermakers Local 169 hosted the National Apprenticeship Contest – and produced the winner of the competition. ..

News Briefs

Union fix for health care law? Maybe ..

Construction licensing for all trades under siege with proposed reforms

LANSING – The sweeping reforms to state government that have taken place over the past two years have mainly been economic. For the state’s licensed trades workers, now things are getting personal. ..

GOP finds time to draw a new line for what makes an ‘illegal’ picket in Michigan

LANSING – Michigan’s Republican legislators – with expansion of the federal health care law, chronic unemployment and broken infrastructure already on their plate – have found time to hold a hearing and ponder what to them is an important issue: illegal picketing. ..

Even more upgrades bring trades to Karn-Weadock plant

ESSEXVILLE – Over the last two decades, emissions control upgrades installed at Consumers Energy’s Karn-Weadock Generating Complex have made the plant vastly more complex than it was when it first started making power in 1955. ..

The Gangbox - Assorted News and Notes

Nahh. Not even close. ..