The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Political heat causes Bush to flip over prevailing wage in Gulf region

WASHINGTON - By popular demand, prevailing wage rules are making a return engagement to the Gulf Coast region. ..

Re-enforcement has arrived: State seeks more compliance with prevailing wage law

This is first in a series of articles about the fair enforcement of Michigan's Prevailing Wage Act of 1965. It talks about improvements in the complaint and prevailing wage interpretation process - matters of vital importance to Michigan construction workers. (Editor) ..

No strain for this crane - 508,000-lb. lift caps major Marathon project

The world's second largest crawler crane last month was used to pick up and place a 508,000-lb. vacuum tower at the Marathon Petroleum Co. refinery in southwest Detroit, capping a massive two-year construction project aimed at increasing the plant's refining capacity. ..

The apprentice: in Michigan it's Scott Daly of IBEW 58

The Michigan Apprenticeship Steering Committee Inc. (MASCI) 2005 Apprentice of the Year award goes to… Scott Daly of IBEW Local 58. ..

324's Hamilton tapped for conference VP

John M. Hamilton, Business Manager of Operating Engineers Local 324, was elected vice president of the 2005 North/Central States Conference, which was held in St. Louis Oct. 2-5. ..

Senate GOP kills minimum wage hike

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Despite labor lobbying, the Senate again voted, on Oct. 19, not to raise the minimum wage. ..

Consumers Karn-Weadock plant honored by Chamber for development

Consumers Energy began planning in 2000 how to reduce emissions from its Karn/Weadock Generating Complex in Hampton Township to meet new EPA requirements. ..

News Briefs

Construction slips, but is up in '05
New construction starts retreated 2% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $657.8 billion, McGraw-Hill Construction reported Oct. 27. ..