The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Building trades chief: Construction unions share 'enormous stake' in Employee Free Choice

By Mark Gruenberg
PAI Staff Writer

Good, safe work at J.H. Campbell outage brings acclaim to trades

PORT SHELDON TWP. - Another outage, another collection of kudos for the men and women in the building trades who made repairs to J.H. Campbell Unit 2 at Consumers Energy's J.H. Campbell Generating Complex in Ottawa County. ..

Weak version of 'Hire Michigan 1st' adopted by Senate

LANSING - A watered-down version of the "Hire Michigan First" package of bills was adopted on a bipartisan basis by the Michigan Senate on May 7 - but state Democrats said plenty of work still needs to be done before the legislation reaches its full potential. ..

Employer intimidation 'standard practice' in fighting union drives

By Dick Meister ..

Slip in April construction 'establishing a bottom' for industry?

The value of new construction starts fell 1% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $386.6 billion, according to a May 19 report from McGraw-Hill Construction. The drop was due to a slower pace for public works construction, which had been lifted in March by the start of several large pipeline and rail projects. ..

Trades sprinkle, help refurbish this old house

PONTIAC - A century-old house that will be a home to post-foster care kids is slowly being renovated, and when it's complete, it will have added fire protection and proper wiring, thanks in good part to union trades and their contractors. ..

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