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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Hard hats under further review: 'Construction workers deserve the best headgear that can be designed'

Date Posted: July 4 2014

For a device that rests on top of the head, most construction workers probably only give a rare thought to the humble hard hat. But the good people at NIOSH...

News Briefs

Date Posted: July 4 2014

Supreme to target public unions – later A 5-4 conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court on June 30 ruled that eight home health care workers from Illinois cannot be compelled...

Supreme Court's NLRB ruling 'could imperil all unions'

Date Posted: July 4 2014

WASHINGTON (PAI) — A 9-0 U.S. Supreme Court vote ruling that President Obama illegally made three “recess appointments” in 2012 to the National Labor Relations Board raises a number of...

Trades re-purpose Victorian hospital for senior living

Date Posted: July 4 2014

TRAVERSE CITY – The area’s Chamber of Commerce called the renovation and re-purposing of the old Traverse City State Hospital “one of America’s largest historic preservation and reuse projects.” Even...

Union contractors doing slow burn over coal plant rules

Date Posted: July 4 2014

WASHINGTON – A “Clean Power Plant Proposal” released June 2 by the Obama Administration is a blueprint for the Environmental Protection Agency to cut carbon pollution from the power plant...

U.S. Construction sags in May; overall trends seems positive

Date Posted: July 4 2014

The U.S. construction industry seems headed in the right direction – but there are enough occasional bumps in the road that keep the industry from having the confidence to go...

Construction unemployment at lowest rate in 6 years

Date Posted: June 20 2014

Construction employers added 6,000 workers to payrolls in May as the industry’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.6 percent, its lowest May level in six years, according to an analysis of...

Death on the job report: OSHA has been a lifesaver, but more can be done

Date Posted: June 20 2014

(By Mark Gruenberg, PAI Staff Writer) WASHINGTON (PAI)–Seven days a week, 365 days a year, weekends and holidays included, a worker dies on the job slightly more than once every...

News Briefs

Date Posted: June 20 2014

New Detroit River span clears hurdle DETROIT – Yet another hurdle has been crossed in the quest to build a second international bridge over the Detroit River. The U.S. Coast Guard...

Now showing: union-built Troy-MJR Theatre opens

Date Posted: June 20 2014

TROY – Metro Detroit’s ninth MJR Theatre was abuzz with construction activity two weeks before its scheduled opening to the public, set for June 20. “There’s a lot to be...

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