The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Congress dithers with pension reform's 'ticking time bomb'

WASHINGTON - The year-end clock is ticking for the so-called "Do-Nothing Congress," and building trades pension plan stakeholders are among those pressing for federal lawmakers to follow a labor-management plan to help more multi-employer pension plans stay solvent. ..

Construction on upward track in Michigan, nation

The construction industry in Michigan didn’t have a good October, but it has had a pretty good year. ..

'Positive story lines' emerge from economic forecast, too

ANN ARBOR – Michigan’s construction industry is expected to add 18,000 jobs over the next two years, more than double the 4,300 industry jobs added in the 12 months leading up to October 2014. ..

M-1 Rail - What's old is new again

DETROIT – Since the city’s street pattern was laid out in the 1830s, Woodward Avenue has, over the years, gone from being a dirt trail to being platted, planked, bricked, widened and paved. ..

Always low wages: Walmart workers deserve better

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday where family and friends gather together and express gratitude for everything in their lives. But those who work at Walmart have little to be thankful for, at least when it comes to their employment. ..

All set: steel’s up at GM Flint Assembly Paint Shop

All of the structural steel is up – the last of about 10,000 tons – creating the framework for the massive new GM Flint Assembly Paint Shop. ..

News Briefs

‘Shell game’ latest plan for road money  ..