The Building Tradesman Newspaper

You and Proposal 2: ‘If we don’t stand up and win this thing, we’re done’

MADISON HEIGHTS – U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, a labor lawyer in his early days, had an active role when Michigan’s labor laws and Constitution were written in the 1960s. He was chairman of the Michigan State Senate Labor Committee, writing the first comprehensive public employment labor relations bill in the nation. ..

Proposal 2 a stealth missile for U.S. labor?

During this presidential election year, and with six proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot, Michigan’s Proposal 2 is flying a bit under the radar in terms of national attention, but it’s certainly not going unnoticed. ..

Why the Michigan Supreme Court election matters to you

The election on Nov. 6 provides two golden opportunities to turn the tide on the Republican-led destruction of working peoples’ rights and protections in Michigan.  I’ll add my support to what you’ve already heard shouted from every rooftop, Vote YES on Proposal 2 to protect Michigan’s working families! ..

Some yeas, nays on ballot proposals

Six proposals are on the Nov. 6 ballot – leaving plenty of room for voter confusion, error, and perhaps an inclination to just vote “no” on all of them, or ignore them. ..

Top apprentice award goes to Local 169’s Coulter

DEARBORN – Blaine Coulter let his skills and knowledge do most of his talking after the Boilermakers Local 169 member won the 25th Annual Boilermakers National Outstanding Apprenticeship Award on Sept. 27. ..

Topping out new and improving Cobo Center

DETROIT –Another big step in the five-year renovation of Cobo Center took place Oct. 4, with the placement of a 50-foot-long section of white iron that will help form the atrium in the new design. ..