The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Extended jobless benefits primed to pass Senate, House future uncertain

WASHINGTON – The first major hurdle in a deal to extend federal long-term jobless benefits has been overcome, with a March 13 agreement by a bipartisan group of Senators. ..

Run the numbers and without Proposal 1 it's 'back to Square One' for Michigan roads

LANSING - Passage of a one-cent sales tax increase would permanently render $1.2 billion more every year for road and bridge repairs in Michigan. Those are the basic numbers involving Proposal 1, which will appear on the May 5 statewide special election ballot. But they only touch the surface. ..

Labor's durability may key on friending a few GOP moderates: 'Politics is not a marriage. It's a business.'

LANSING - You may have heard once or twice from labor leaders over the last couple of decades that the next election is "the most important of our lifetime."  ..

Prevailing wage repeal legislation left simmering by state GOP

LANSING - Lurking just beyond the horizon of the May 5 Proposal 1 special election for added road money is prevailing wage repeal - a subject which was front and center with several speakers at the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council's Legislative Conference earlier this month.  ..

Trades make big concrete bed for FRIB's linear accelerator

Fast Track the wrong track, unionists tell Congress

By Mark Gruenberg
PAI Staff Writer
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Momentum rises in U.S. construction  ..

Michigan's imperfect Proposal 1 deserves a 'yes' vote on May 5

(By Tony Trupiano) ..

Potential mash up of Proposal 1 and prevailing wage repeal concern trades

Few people in Michigan are crazy about raising the sales tax by a penny, even if passage of Proposal 1 on May 5 means raising at least $1.2 billion more in money for roads and added dollars to fund education. ..

Bio-solid dryer plant to create new uses for region's sewage