The Building Tradesman Newspaper

GOP leaders disavow prevailing wage repeal

LANSING – Can the state’s construction industry expect a repeal of the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act this year? ..

AFL-CIO's Trumka: To avoid an 'ass-kicking,' labor needs to step up its political outreach, big-time

DETROIT – Passage of Michigan’s right-to-work law in 2012 by Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican Legislature “shivered the timbers of every union in every state,” said AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka. ..

I Did Not Crash The Economy. You Didn’t, Either.

If you listen to FOX news, the angry billionaires, and most of the Republican politicians, you’d think that middle class Americans and poor Americans are public enemies. ..

'This election really is about organized people vs. organized money'

LANSING – Michigan AFL-CIO President Karla Swift provided MIRS News Service with some of organized labor’s perspective concerning the Nov. 4 election. ..

Masonry work restores state's only aquarium

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U.S. construction rises 5% this year ..

'Turnout is a problem': Peters seeks to overcome voter apathy in Senate bid

Michigan’s open U.S. Senate seat was seen earlier this year by Republicans as a good, potential pickup for their party, with Terry Lynn Land seen as a solid candidate who was polling well. ..