The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Obama hails unions as ‘cornerstones’ of middle class; previews jobs speech


No ‘nibbling around the edges’ – Labor wants a bold jobs plan

DETROIT – Barack Obama’s Labor Day visit to the Motor City – a presidential tradition from a generation ago which seems to have been mostly forgotten in recent decades – comes during a period in his term of office when the president and organized labor might benefit from spending some time together. ..

Building trades unions pull out of 2012 Dem convention

WASHINGTON (PAI) –Twelve building trades unions – all but, so far, the Teamsters – have decided not to financially support or send members as delegates to next year’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. ..

For workers, protests, not parades are appropriate this Labor Day

Labor Day is traditionally a time for picnics and parades. But this year is no picnic for American workers, and a protest march would be more appropriate than a parade. ..

Lots of curves and natural light for new Oldenburg building

KINGSFORD – Built just above the Wisconsin border, construction was wrapping up late last month on the Oldenburg Group’s new Technology Center. ..

Trades seek to overturn still warm anti-PLA law

The so-called “Fair and Open Competition in Government Contracting Act” is not fair and adversely affects the ability of contractors signatory to collective bargaining agreements from winning work. ..