The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Bill to kill some electrical licensing adopted by Senate

LANSING – Michigan lawmakers have taken another step toward significantly reducing licensing regulations for electricians, and reducing overall jobsite and public safety.  ..

Removing licensing for home lift work next target for GOP

LANSING – The “war on licensing” in the construction industry doesn’t stop with the electricians – the elevator industry has a battle going on, too. ..

Pristine Mackinac Bridge cables holding up nicely

ST. IGNACE -  Rain, snow, sleet, hail, ice, sunshine, high winds, hot and cold temperatures – the Mackinac Bridge has had just about everything thrown at it since it opened to traffic 56 years ago Nov. 1. ..

September numbers buoy construction

Association officials cautioned that the data does not address any potential impacts from the recent federal government shutdown. ..

AFL-CIO chief: 'we will never forgive' votes to cut Social Security, Medicare

His Oct. 21 speech to the International Federation of Employee Benefit Plans in Las Vegas was directed at both parties, but with a special warning for the Democrats. ..

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Mackinac Center now (more!) anti-union ..