The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Federal judge sustains some key union issues with new RTW law

A federal judge earlier this month brought a mixed ruling for supporters and detractors of the state’s right-to-work law. ..

Does ending jobless benefits increase employment? The signs point to 'no'

Keep extending jobless benefits, and long-term unemployed people will be less motivated to find work. ..

Operators thank trades for support after Chris Casto fatality

By Douglas W. Stockwell
Business Manager
Operating Engineers Local 324

VA puts veterans to work upgrading Battle Creek hospital

Apprenticeship survey shines light on training; What's the matter with kids today?

The nation’s unionized building trades apprenticeship programs have some work to do when it comes to screening prospective apprentices. Getting more potential apprentices is hampered at the high school level, where teachers and counselors don’t talk up the trades as a career option. And even today’s industry professionals don’t think that the construction careers of tomorrow’s apprentices will last more than a decade. ..

IBEW Local 58 celebrates a century of work and service

Retaskie wins award for workplace efforts in U.P.

Upper Peninsula Construction Council Executive Director Tony Retaskie was named the grand prize winner of the 2014 W.O. Lawton Business Leadership Award during a conference held March 29 through April 1 in Washington D.C. ..

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