The Building Tradesman Newspaper

AFL-CIO seeks strategies to reverse labor movement’s losses

By Mark Gruenberg
PAI Staff Writer 

WASHINGTON (PAI) – Leaders of the AFL-CIO will ask delegates at its convention, scheduled Sept. 8-11 in Los Angeles, to enact a massive revamp of the labor movement, the federation’s Executive Council learned on July 24. ..

IBEW chief: union health care could ‘change dramatically’if ACA isn’t changed

This is the latest in a series of articles on the pending impact of the Affordable Care Act.

Trades revamp familiar building for new WMU medical school

KALAMAZOO – A building once associated with the city’s pharmaceutical heritage is being re-purposed for another medical-related endeavor. ..

Trades, coalition battle new utility deregulation effort

LANSING – Yet more proposed changes to Michigan’s energy policy threaten the construction of the proposed Thetford Plant, and throw into doubt all manner of pollution control work and other upgrades at Michigan’s power plants that employ building trades workers. ..

Consumers Energy takes steps to build $750M plant

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on July 26 approved an air permit for a new, $750 million natural gas power plant planned by Consumers Energy in Thetford Twp. in northern Genesee County.   ..

U.S. construction grinds gears, looks for traction

At halftime of 2013, U.S. construction starts were down $233.8 billion, or 2 percent, compared to the first six months of 2012.  ..


IBEW’s Hellmer joins MBCTC ..