The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Trumka: unions to revamp political program but keep jobs target

(By Mark Gruenberg, PAI Staff Writer) ..

First forecast for 2011 calls for sunnier skies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A brighter construction industry outlook in 2011? Bring it on. ..

Bond issue sends trades back to schools in Detroit

DETROIT – A $505 million capital improvement bond issue approved a year ago by Detroit voters is starting to translate into a wide swath of construction projects to improve the city’s schools, while providing jobs for the building trades. ..

Another dip in the road for transportation spending

Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) leadership have announced their plans for a $1.38 billion investment in the 2011 statewide Highway Program. ..

Union brand would look good in a uniform

(By Mark Breslin) ..

Michigan’s misery: Costs for health care up, again

U.S. health care costs have mostly defied the laws of gravity in recent years, and 2011 is expected to be no different. ..