The Building Tradesman Newspaper

News Briefs

10-year contract sets new record ..

What's wrong with defeat of Patients Bill of Rights

"You're either part of the solution or part of the problem." - Eldridge Cleaver, 1968.  ..

Let's lighten the burden of prescription drug costs

By David Bonior (D)
U.S. House
Minority Whip

New HQ for Jackson National

By Marty Mulcahy
Editor ..

Employers pushing for drug and alcohol testing on job sites

By Patrick Devlin
Greater Detroit
Building Trades Council



Industry pay hikes continue moderation

New U.S. construction labor agreements are averaging $1.11 per hour or 3.9 percent in 1999 - only one tenth of a percent ahead of last year's numbers. ..

Grand Hi-Reach, 324 reach agreement

A seven-month-long union organizing campaign at Grand Hi-Reach has resulted in a union contract. ..

Benefit set for paralyzed mother

A benefit to help Wanda Rule - a 27-year-old single mother of two kids who was paralyzed in a snowmobile accident - will be held from noon to midnight on Saturday, Aug. 21. ..