The Building Tradesman Newspaper

For trades, misery now moves from unemployment, to pensions, to politics

LANSING – Good news about employment or financial prospects in the construction industry was nowhere to be found from AFL-CIO Building Trades Department Secretary-Treasurer Sean McGarvey, who spoke April 1 to delegates to the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council’s 50th Legislative Conference. ..

Difficult to light a fire under several big power plant projects

LANSING – A powerful boost could be coming to Michigan’s construction industry over the next decade. But for the thousands of Hardhats sitting on the bench – who are ready for work, now – the waiting is the hardest part. ..

Kennecott Mine work awaits rebound in nickel market

LANSING – A mining project is proposed for land located 20 miles north of Marquette, which would create 200-400 construction jobs over a two-year period. ..

Former power plant begins transformation into office space

LANSING -The ongoing transformation of the Ottawa Street Power Station into the headquarters of the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America in recent months has made the structure a shell of its former self. ..

New leadership, new opportunities for labor

SILVER SPRING, Md. (PAI) — AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney formally told top leaders of the federation that he will retire at the AFL-CIO Convention in September . ..

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