The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Painters' 'Southern Initiative' offers lessons for us all

B.J. Cardwell has been a union organizer in Michigan. And over the past year, he has been a union organizer in southern-tier states like Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee Arkansas and Alabama. ..

Michigan unions risk loss of market by keeping 'comfortable,'says GP Monroe

Quick quiz - what state is home to thousands of workers who not only wouldn't join a union - but have never even heard of a union? ..

Final truss installation latest milestone for Ford Field

Suddenly, there's a lot more room to work on the playing field at Ford Field, the future home of the Detroit Lions. ..

As Kmart's blue light dim, readers are asked to help

Kmart Corp.'s suppliers and lenders haven't given up on the bankrupt retailing giant, and Michigan's building trades workers are being asked to help, too. ..

Meanwhile, at the nation's largest retailer…


Compuware's HQ movin' on up

The building trades and general contractor Walbridge-Aldinger are giving Compuware what they want: a headquarters-in-a-hurry. ..