The Building Tradesman Newspaper

News Briefs

PLA set for U.P. Renewafuel job


To return U.S. to the path of prosperity…can we try the union way again?


‘It’s time to knock off the bulls---’ Putting jobs before politics will put America back to work


‘If you do not grow, the middle class will not grow,’ Biden tells trades

Pointing to an unemployment rate – nearly 25 percent – for construction workers that is “unacceptably high,” Vice President Joe Biden on April 19 told some 3,000 delegates to the AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD) legislative conference: ..

Major revamp ongoing at Monroe Power Plant

MONROE – One of their largest maintenance outages ever – at one of the largest power plants in the nation – is ongoing at DTE Energy’s Monroe Power Plant Unit 2. ..

Court upholds OSHA’s authority to protect workers

In a major win for workers’ safety on the job, a federal appeals court upheld the power of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to determine how to craft and enforce workplace safety rules. ..

No ups or downs for sluggish construction

March construction activity in the U.S. was “essentially unchanged” from February’s numbers, according to a report issued April 21 by McGraw-Hill Construction. ..

Anybody listening? Push is on to prevent hearing loss

The time is right, it seems, to make some noise about creating a safety standard to preserve the hearing of construction workers. ..