The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Union value will lead trades’ road back to prosperity, BT chief declares

DETROIT – Doing things the right way and consistently giving the customer what he wants is slowly starting to pay off for building trades unions and their contractors. ..

The Sierra Club? Really? BT President McGarvey wants better admission policy for labor’s big tent

DETROIT – Historically, there have been disagreements, schisms and some bad breakups among unions and federations in the U.S. labor movement. ..

New engineering building a major upgrade for Oakland University

ROCHESTER – Currently under construction at Oakland University, a new Engineering Center will create a modern educational environment for students and staff, while the placement of the building itself is part of a plan to help create a denser central campus. ..

Appeals Court upholds right-to-work for state civil service workers

Michigan’s right-to-work law does apply to about 30,000 state employees, according to a state Court of Appeals ruling released Aug. 15. ..

Labor Day celebrated throughout Michigan

Communities around Michigan have embraced the original intent of Labor Day as more than a holiday that marks the end of summer. In that spirit, Labor Day events are scheduled around Michigan on Monday, Sept. 2. Make plans to celebrate Labor’s Day in your area.  ..

Unemployment agency officials add some clarity to benefits application form

This is reprinted from earlier this year, in an effort to help new jobless workers. ..