The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Chasing low wages won't fix what ails Michigan

By Mark Gaffney
Michigan AFL-CIO President
A Viewpoint

Building trades pension funding improves, mostly

A cycle of relative instability in the nation's multi-employer pension plans - a category which covers all the building trades unions - may be drawing to a close. ..

Pension watchdog a habitual snoozer

Report: Labor Dept's. Pension enforcement still lacking ..

Marriott tower adds to Grand Rapids skyline

GRAND RAPIDS - The city's skyline can already boast the addition of the new 24-story, $120 million J.W. Marriott Hotel - even though it won't be completed until this fall. ..

Labor Monument to be dedicated April 19

GRAND RAPIDS - The unveiling of the "Spirit of Solidarity" monument in Ah-Nab- Awen Park near the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum near downtown will take place Thursday, April 19 at 9 a.m. ..

Trades handle the air handlers

ANN ARBOR - A major program to replace chillers at the University of Michigan Hospital is wrapping up, all under the noses of the facility's patients and staff. ..

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