The Building Tradesman Newspaper

New report highlights state-by-state assault on workers' rights

By Mark Gruenberg
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Building trades OK blueprint to bolster pension plan administration

WASHINGTON (PAI) - After more than a year of work, a joint union-management group, the National Coordinating Committee for Multi-Employer Plans (NCCMP) proposed changes to laws covering multi-employer pension plans.  The plans cover more than 10 million workers, mostly in construction but also in other industries.  ..

U.P.'s latest mining boom brought by the Eagle Project

MARQUETTE - Progress at the largest ongoing construction projects in the U.P. - the Eagle Mine and Humboldt Mill - "remains on schedule and budget," says the owner of the properties. ..

Right to work for everybody! GOP's McConnell says

As if our federal government weren't divided enough, now a national right-to-work law is being pushed by Republican leaders in Congress.  ..

Bill to weaken elevator licensing passes House

LANSING - Michigan House Democrats were united in opposition to a pair of bills that eases state regulations on installers of residential chair lifts and platform lifts.  ..

Students try on hard hats to see how a construction career fits

By Cathy Knight
Counselor
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News Briefs

AFL-CIO numbers treading water ..