The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Electricians power Quicken's new technology center

DETROIT – Data is so important in corporate America that it’s now getting its own building. ..

UA instructors follow IBEW after leading them to AA

ANN ARBOR – Twenty years ago, the week-long United Association Instructor Training Program was loaded up and moved from Purdue University to Washtenaw Community College. ..

Action starts at Firekeepers Casino

BATTLE CREEK – Michigan’s newest casino is open for business – the new $300 million Firekeepers Casino. ..

IBEW training program finds a home at U-M

ANN ARBOR –The city and the University of Michigan’s hospitality and facilities won rave reviews from the nearly 2,000 electricians from across the nation who participated in the National Training Institute (NTI) program, held Aug. 1-7 on the U-M campus. ..

'Hire Michigan First' passes House; reception may be 'frosty' in Senate


New labor secretary gets pro-union course from Obama administration

WASHINGTON – It’s a new day at the U.S. Department of Labor, which was criticized during the Bush years as a lapdog for the business community rather than a guard dog for the interests of American workers. ..