The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Chilly building trades ramp up work on Gerald Ford airport parking deck

GRAND RAPIDS - Things are looking up at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, where reinforced concrete columns poking up from frozen ground marks the first stage of construction of a massive new parking deck and terminal improvements. ..

Nation's union membership sees rare, slight jump

The nation's labor movement received a glimmer of good news on Jan. 25, as the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that union membership experienced a rare increase in membership in 2007. ..

The Silent Majority waits for slackers to get their lumps

By Mark Breslin
(Fourth in a series)

Union volunteers stand up against a right-to-work effort that hasn't shown up - yet

(From the Michigan AFL-CIO) ..

Radio program lets labor step up to the mike

GRAND RAPIDS - Regular workers finally have a voice on the airwaves in West Michigan. ..

There are signs of life in nonresidential, AGC says

The latest economic indicators say that the slump in the U.S. housing market has not spread to the nonresidential construction sector. ..

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