The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Toilet legislation for construction sites starts to move

LANSING - With a little pressure from the building trades, this may be the best chance yet to improve the sanitary conditions on Michigan's construction sites. ..

Special interest group? History shows unions are good for America

Editor's note: Passage of the Employee Free Choice Act is seen as the single most important issue for organized labor after the November elections. Passage of the Act is expected to even the playing field during union organizing efforts. ..

Unions good for American wages, too, study reveals

WASHINGTON - "Economic data have long demonstrated a substantial wage premium for unionized workers" - on the order of 10 to 20 percent - for average U.S. workers, said a new study by the progressive Center for Economic and Policy Research. ..

A column about safety training on the job, or 'When I Was an Idiot'

By Mark Breslin
Twelfth in a Series

Union Industries show gone, probably for good

DETROIT - The three-day Union Industry Show made a return engagement to Cobo Center May 16-18, showcasing services and products by organized labor. ..

Young welders get an elbow up during Boilermakers competition

Anticipated power plant construction, as well as maintenance and expansion of existing boilers around Michigan, is expected to bring about a boom in the need for welders during the next decade. ..

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