The Building Tradesman Newspaper

AG: Protect Our Jobs language conflicts with Constitution, should be rejected

LANSING – An analysis of the Protect Our Jobs proposal by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has concluded that the labor-backed ballot initiative contains so many “Trojan horse-style” repeals and revisions of the state Constitution that it should be rejected. ..

Congress fixates on tax cuts – unemployment or job creation? Not so much

The U.S. Labor Department reported on Aug. 3 that the nation gained 163,000 jobs in July, but it was not enough to lower the national unemployment rate, which rose a fraction from 8.2 percent to 8.3 percent. ..

Consumers Energy wind farm sprouts along Lake Michigan

LUDINGTON – By the end of the year, White Construction, its subcontractors and the building trades will have placed up to 100 megawatts of new clean, renewable energy on the state’s power grid. ..

Economy is weak, but not weak enough to keep jobless benefits

The U.S. unemployment rate is relatively high, but it’s not high enough for continuing extended federal jobless benefits. ..

‘Union Yes?’ Let’s try ‘Union Value’ Time to change public perception of labor

In California, considered the bluest of the blue states, polls indicated that over 40 percent of people favored restricting or eliminating collective bargaining for public sector employees. ..

Some ways to celebrate Labor’s Day in Michigan

Labor Day events are scheduled around Michigan on Monday, Sept. 3. Make plans to celebrate Labor’s Day in your area. ..