The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Granholm to building trades: Why are we subsidizing this kind of job loss?

LANSING – The pending closure of the Electrolux plant – which makes Frigidaire refrigerators in Greenville – is the latest poster child for job losses in Michigan. Our state has lost 185,000 manufacturing jobs since 1999 – the same number of hourly plant workers employed by Daimler-Chrysler and General Motors combined. ..

"Jobs, jobs, jobs" Unemployment dilemma looms over 2004 election cycle

Michigan’s statewide unemployment rate improved a full percentage point to 6.6 percent from January to December . But it is still well above the national jobless rate of 5.6 percent, placing our state among the highest in terms of unemployment rates in the nation. ..

A better way to burn coal introduced to Erickson Station

One of the largest capital improvement projects at the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s Erickson Station powerhouse in the last two decades is now taking place, and the building trades are all over it. ..

Construction industry, say hello to your new trend: Outsourcing

Outsourcing jobs in the U.S. construction industry is now officially a trend. ..

Trades support CLEAR choice to fix electrical deregulation

Cable television. Telephone service. Now, electricity. ..

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