The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Young people can use help to work safe this summer

In today's tight job market, more and more employers, for the first time, will turn to younger people to meet these needs this summer. For many young people, this will be their first job. ..

Stiffer employer fines, more money proposed to improve worker safety

LANSING - More MIOSHA inspectors and stiffer penalties against companies that violate worker safety standards - those are two ever-present objectives of the building trades, and they're actually getting some attention in our state capitol. ..

MIOSHA inspectors hustle, but employer penalties are lacking

When it comes to the frequency of workplace safety inspections in the U.S., Michigan stacks up pretty well. But it's another story when it comes to imposing fines on contractors who break the law. ..

Trades raise money for parishes

The building trades honored local union officers who have gone on to the International Union on March 30, then used the proceeds from the luncheon to do some good back home. ..

Rail trestle down for the count

MARQUETTE - The wrestling match is over, and the trestle that once supported thousands of ore-carrying railroad cars to and from the city's docks is permanently down for the count. ..

Let's direct our resources to supporting our candidates


Detroit Building Trades among GARDE honorees for fast-paced school work

The Greater Detroit Building and Construction Trades Council, along with Detroit Public Schools and Barton Malow Co., were recipients of one of the 2000 GARDE Awards for work performed during the Detroit Public Schools Summer Emergency Maintenance Program. ..

Metro Airport expansion cruises along


Temps threaten trades' pay and safety standards

Do you want to work around an inexperienced temporary worker who operates heavy machinery or who helps puts up your scaffolding? ..

Motown to become Geektown with new Compuware building

"Hordes of computer geeks" as Compuware CEO Peter Karmonos put it, will overrun downtown Detroit in June 2002, when Walbridge-Aldinger and the building trades complete the company's $800 million headquarters building. ..