The Building Tradesman Newspaper



Trades urge local hiring for Borgess expansion

BATTLE CREEK – Union wage and benefit standards uphold the nation’s middle class. They assure that fair wages keep money re-circulating in the community. And union health care plans allow workers and their families affordable access to nearby doctors and hospitals. ..

Handful of RTW protests mark dark day for labor

Michigan formally became a right-to-work state on March 28. ..

Jail time for the building trades

Coming out of the ground this spring in Detroit is the new Wayne County Jail, a $300 million-plus detention facility that’s expected to have beds for 2,100 prisoners. ..

Time to save prevailing wage law – contact your lawmaker


Prevailing wage repeal would put Michigan’s economy in greater peril

(By Mike Jackson, Executive Director, Michigan Regional Carpenters Council) ..