The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Low wages, union hate sustain nonstop war on workers

By Sean McGarvey
AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department ..

Full course renovation of Brody Hall in the works

EAST LANSING – A lot of meals move through Michigan State University’s Brody Hall, which at one time was said to provide the largest non-military food service in the nation. ..

Steep drop in 2009 for U.S. construction, but hopeful signs sprout

The value of new U.S. construction starts climbed 12% in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $447.6 billion, it was reported by McGraw-Hill Construction. However, through the first ten months of 2009, total construction was down 29% from the same period a year ago. ..

What is ‘cap and trade’ anyway?


Face of the U.S. labor movement is changing, report says

The typical union member looks a lot different than he did 25 years ago. And increasingly, it’s a good chance that “he” is a “she.” ..

Volunteers provide new home, new start for injured veteran


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