The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Signature fiasco could deny petition drive

Multiple names on prevailing wage repeal petitions ‘an absurdity’ ..

New Holland power plant aims for green efficiency, good looks

HOLLAND - Ongoing construction of the city's "Holland Energy Park" combines two major trends in power production: the move away from coal as an energy source, and the move toward making power plants a more attractive part of the landscape.  ..

UA Local 111 welcomes Beauchamp workforce

GWINN - Welcome aboard, Beauchamp Plumbing and Heating. ..

Clean water act: Local 370 plumbers do their part in Flint

FLINT - Members of UA Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 370, together with some of their contractors, have been major, helpful players in the task of assuring clean, healthy water for the city's residents. ..

'Build, adapt, change' echoes throughout the 2015 BAC Convention


OSHA move to hold joint employers more responsible for safety violations angers GOP

WASHINGTON (PAI)—An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) move to hold joint employers – think McDonald’s headquarters and local McDonald’s restaurants – more responsible for job safety and health violations is angering GOP right-wingers. ..

News Briefs

MIOSHA program targets hazards ..

Contractors voice support for prevailing wage

LANSING - Prevailing wage is good for Michigan. And the nonunion Associated Builders and Contractors, which is the primary backer of the effort to repeal the state's prevailing wage law, does not speak for the entire Michigan construction industry. ..

Some Dems push to tie road money with prevailing wage save

The statewide petition drive to abolish the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act of 1965 is continuing, as is the related public information campaign by the law's supporters and misinformation campaign by the Associated Builders and Contractors. ..

Splash of primary colors mark DMC-Troy Children's Hospital