The Building Tradesman Newspaper

St. Clair Co. turns to union PLA to make 'the best building possible'

PORT HURON - The St. Clair County Board of Commissioners on June 27 voted 7-0 to approve a project labor agreement with building trade unions governing the construction of a $32 million Jail/Juvenile Center. ..

Ciao, now - U.A. Rep. Sposita honored as retirement nears

More than 800 friends, family and well-wishers came together June 22 to honor Joe Sposita, who is set to retire later this year after 48 years of working as a plumber, as a union officer for Local 98 and as a representative for the International Union of Plumbers, Pipe Fitters and Sprinkler Fitters. ..

UA picks McNamara for International Union post

A changing of the guard and an appearance by the head-of-state for the United Association of Plumbers, Pipe Fitters and Sprinkler Fitters marked the 89th Convention of the Michigan Pipe Trades Association, held June 19-22 in Detroit. ..

Pension reforms especially helpful to building trades

Section 415 of the IRS Code was passed in 1974 to keep top executives and wealthy professionals from receiving lavish pensions. ..

Softball-booster Sam T. Hart honored with 'fair play' plaque

Operating Engineers Local 324 Business Manager Sam. T. Hart is the 2001 recipient of the Norm Sylvester Award, given by The Greater Detroit Building and Construction Trades Council Softball League to an individual who "exhibits a sense of fair play both on and off the field." ..

'Opportunity industry' seeks to attract workers

Construction: The Opportunity Industry is the message emblazoned on Michigan's billboards, broadcast on the airwaves and appearing in print this summer, as part of a campaign to get the word out about the trades as a job opportunity. ..


Gil Hill receives GDBTC's endorsement  ..