The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Mark Schauer for Governor: I believe we need a governor who will understand the value of union labor'

LANSING – Are you among the Michigan voters who haven’t yet tuned into this year’s Michigan race for governor? Not familiar with the Democratic challenger to incumbent Gov. Rick Snyder? ..

At the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council Legislative Conference

They said it: time to ‘set an agenda for working people’ ..

Willow Run Airport heats up plans to improve facilities

Trades try to win a few GOP converts at prevailing wage lunch

LANSING – Although it never came to a vote, the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act of 1965 was probably close to being overturned during the same lame-duck legislative session in December 2012 that saw passage of the state’s right-to-work law. ..

Lobbying efforts stops anti-picketing bill

LANSING – A state bill that would impose daily fines of $1,000 on individuals and $10,000 on labor organizations for violations of new, more restrictive picketing regulations was shelved – for now – by state lawmakers on Feb. 25. ..

Labor giant Fred Veigel dies

Fred Veigel, an IBEW Local 252 member and long-time Huron Valley Central Labor Council president, passed away on March 2, 2014. He was 84. ..

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