The Building Tradesman Newspaper

What's good for workers is good for America

By John Sweeney
AFL-CIO President

Last month, Steve Skvara, a disabled, retired steelworker who can't afford his wife's health care, shook the AFL-CIO's Presidential Candidates Forum by asking tearfully, "What's wrong with America?" ..

Without unions, there's no Labor Day - and no pensions… no 8-hour day… no OT pay…

By Dick Meister ..

Two strategies pursue improved safety on jobs


Right to work - wrong for Michigan


'Designed to bust unions'

The following letter was sent to Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 85 Business Representative Bill Hard, who passed it along to us. It is reprinted with the author's permission. ..

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