The Building Tradesman Newspaper

‘I'll fight for right-to-work laws’ Romney takes aim at unions during Michigan campaign

GRAND RAPIDS – Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney came to Michigan the day after Valentine’s Day, but he wasn’t showing any love for the state’s union members. ..

Positive story of unions has been drowned in a sea of corporate money

By Harry Kelber

“The Labor Educator” ..

Onward and upward…Michigan State’s Wells Hall undergoes vertical expansion

EAST LANSING – They’re calling it an addition, but the added space that’s being constructed at  Wells Hall on the Michigan State University campus needs a better term to describe it. Perhaps a cap? Or a crown? ..

Republicans kill plan to extend jobless benefit weeks

LANSING – It was bad enough for the state’s workers when Gov. Rick Snyder signed a Republican-backed bill last March 28, which made Michigan the first state in history to reduce Unemployment Insurance benefits, from 26 to 20 weeks. ..

MBCTC welcomes new Business Rep. Dave Austin

Dave Austin has joined the staff of the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council’s Detroit office, serving as business representative. ..

Kellogg CC building remodeled, re-purposed

BATTLE CREEK – The transformation of the Lane Thomas Building on the Kellogg Community College campus is nearly complete. ..