The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Labor Day 2000 'When Working Families Vote, We All Win'

Every four years, Labor Day is traditionally the kickoff date for the presidential election season, and this year the first Monday in September has even more significance. ..

State Supreme Court makeup has far-reaching implications


We mourn death of building trades giant Jack Wood

Jack Wood, a legend at the Greater Detroit Building Trades Council for more than 20 years, passed away Aug. 22, 2000 after an extended illness. He was 81. ..

Topping out of Rouge powerhouse another step toward more power

The predicted long, hot summer never materialized for Michigan this year, so record high demand for electricity to power the state's air conditioners never happened, either. ..

Michigan, unions key to presidency as campaign heats up

Declaring "my focus is on working families," Al Gore accepted the Democratic nomination for U.S. president at the party's Los Angeles Convention last month. Union members made up 30 percent of the 5,000 delegates. ..

Pipe trades instructors back for more instruction

YPSILANTI - More than 1,500 United Association pipe trades instructors descended on Washtenaw Community College again this year, during the annual week-long Instructor Training Program Aug. 14-18. ..