The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Makeup comes off U-M Stadium

ANN ARBOR - Frank Lloyd Wright once said that "a physician can bury his mistakes. All an architect can do is plant vines." ..

'If you work union you have a future'

Young people who might be receptive to wearing steel-toed boots and a hard hat to work converged on Macomb Community College Feb. 8 to learn a little about what building trades workers do for a living. ..



You could drive a truck through this income gap

Organizing efforts may be one reason why union numbers are on the upswing. But Americans who are fed up with the bottom line on personal income may be another reason. ..

A welcome new trend for labor: an increase in members

Union membership numbers in the U.S. are finally looking up. ..

BCTD's Georgine to retire; Elevators' Sullivan on deck

Robert Georgine, president of the Building Trades Department, AFL-CIO since 1974, announced his resignation on Jan. 19. ..

Seaborg Complex to carry on scientific tradition at NMU

MARQUETTE - The largest construction project in the history of Northern Michigan University is providing steady employment for the building trades over the long U.P. winter. ..

Action starts on Ford Field

The stroke of a pen on Jan. 21 wiped out the last major legal hurdle before substantial construction starts on the creation of the Detroit Lions new stadium, Ford Field. ..

30 Hardhats from U.P.'s Hautamaki Mechanical now signatory

The 30 employees of Hautamaki Mechanical Inc. recently voted to go union in an NLRB representation election held in Bruce Crossing, about 80 miles west of Marquette. ..