The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Is organized labor headed for Splitsville?

By Aaron Bernstein ..

Most building trades leaders allied with Sweeney

While a number of union leaders are calling for the head of AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, the majority of building trades union leaders want him to stick around for another four-year term. ..

What's Next: power on at unique energy center

In an era of record-high oil prices, with no nuclear plants being constructed in the U.S. in the last two decades, with fuel-cell powered cars getting more attention, and with a rickety national electrical grid - a compelling question to ask, is: what's going to be the next source of cheap, reliable, clean energy for the world? ..

Carpenters end jurisdiction pacts

The "gloves are off in the fight over jurisdiction," the Construction Labor Report said last month, as the International Brotherhood of Carpenters canceled work assignment agreements with the Iron Workers and Sheet Metal Workers International Unions. ..

Volunteers sought for Habitat blitz

The week of June 19-24, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn will lead volunteers from around the world in the host cities of Benton Harbor and Detroit to build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with people in need through the Jimmy Carter Work Project, Habitat for Humanity's largest annual event. ..

Unique 'Toxecon' project targets mercury emissions

Pollution controls being installed at the Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette will demonstrate the first example of what may be the nation's next-generation process for removing mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants. ..

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