The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Extended jobless benefits primed to pass Senate, House future uncertain

WASHINGTON – The first major hurdle in a deal to extend federal long-term jobless benefits has been overcome, with a March 13 agreement by a bipartisan group of Senators. ..

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Road-fixing funds slowly dribble out ..

Wobbly Kitchen: Good works yield good meals

New season, new porch at Comerica Park

DETROIT – Just in time for the start of the 2014 baseball season, the building trades this week were wrapping up a $4 million makeover of Comerica Park’s Pepsi Porch in right field. ..

Big crane, big job

One of the largest cranes in North America is operating at the Humboldt Mill, which is the largest construction employer in the state. ..

Health care law's lack of relief still aggravates labor

WASHINGTON – While polls show the American public is slowly warming to the Affordable Care Act, union leaders continue to have little stomach for it. ..

Funds are in a 'very deep hole' Best hope for pension plans lies in Congress

LANSING – Multiemployer pension plans such as those that cover the building trades unions are in better financial positions compared to the dark, dark economic times of the U.S. economy in 2009. But there has been little momentum toward improvement of funds since 2011. ..

Building Trades chief outlines pathways to the labor's success

WASHINGTON – North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey said “the stars are now aligned for us” to improve market share through alliances with the business community that strive for cooperation, collaboration and inclusion. ..

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GOP politics steers road money ..