The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Jobless workers, rights of voters are maligned in Michigan

By Tim Hughes
Michigan AFL-CIO Legislative Director


Trades appeal for help to ease nonunion grip on Borgess Medical Center

KALAMAZOO - Underway at Borgess Medical Center is one of the largest construction projects in Western Michigan - but union building trades are expected to make up only 25 percent of the job. ..

Muddy Rochester village takes shape

The "Village of Rochester Hills" is coming out of the muck and mire at Adams and Walton roads, and it won't be long before a new streetscape is in place that is part of the latest trend in retail shopping. ..

Union skills expand Wal-Mart

MARQUETTE - The first major expansion of the first Wal-Mart in the Upper Peninsula is going union - mostly. ..

State's construction fatality rate up, but injury rate is trending lower

Fatal accidents involving construction workers in Michigan took another jump up in 2001, as 28 construction workers were killed on the job, according to figures released by the state Department of Consumer and Industry Services (CIS). ..