The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Michigan Building Trades endorse Bernero over Snyder

As the eight years of office for Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm comes to an end, the building trades can look back on her term with mixed emotions. The governor mostly delivered on a promise to give organized labor “a seat at the table,” in state government, and has bolstered the state’s prevailing wage law along with worker safety measures. ..

All Michigan voters can Go Blue, and choose Stephens for U-M Regent

ANN ARBOR – It’s one thing to endorse a candidate – and hope he or she will support your causes. ..

Going up: Dow Tata service building

MIDLAND – Structural iron started going up on the new “Strategic Services Center” near Dow Chemical Corp.’s headquarters last month. The 240,000 square-foot building will house operations for the alliance between Dow and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) ..

The dark Republican path forward

John Boehner, the Republican House leader who will become Speaker if Democrats lose control of the House in the upcoming midterms, recently offered his solution to the current economic crisis: “Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate the farmer, liquidate real estate. It will purge the rottenness out of the system. People will work harder, lead a more moral life.” ..

Construction employment near 14-year low

The number of people working in construction is approaching a 14-year low now that the industry lost 21,000 jobs in September , while construction unemployment is at a September high of 17.2 percent, according to an analysis of federal employment figures released Oct. 8 by the Associated General Contractors of America. ..

Cheers! The Players celebrate a century of staging good times

DETROIT – This is a story about players and their playhouse. ..