The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Strike threat becomes empty weapon for U.S. unions

U.S. union membership has been in a steep decline over the past 40 years – so have strikes and lockouts. ..

Indiana judge tosses RTW challenges

Indiana passed a right-to-work law early last year, and legal efforts by labor unions to rid the Hoosier state of their anti-union law may be like the canary-in-the-coal mine for Michigan’s anti-RTW efforts. ..

Coalition seeks to strike RTW via open meeting violation

LANSING – A colation of unions and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan on Jan. 31 asked an Ingham County Circuit Court judge to strike down the state’s recently passed right-to-work law because it was enacted while the public was locked out of the state Capitol Building, in violation of the Open Meetings Act, the First Amendment and the Michigan Constitution. ..

Help available for ‘hardest-hit’ homeowners

The federal government is offering a potential lifeline for homeowners who are struggling financially and are in danger of losing their homes. ..

Road money will have to be raised somehow. Right?


REO Town powerhouse seen as community asset

LANSING – If you seek a pleasant powerhouse on the city’s south side, look around you in the city’s historic REO Town district. ..

Did Michigan’s prevailing wage law get Gov. Snyder’s kiss of death?