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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Big crane, big job

Date Posted: March 28 2014

One of the largest cranes in North America is operating at the Humboldt Mill, which is the largest construction employer in the state. Lundin Mining brought in a 1,400-ton Terex...

Building Trades chief outlines pathways to the labor's success

Date Posted: March 28 2014

WASHINGTON – North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey said “the stars are now aligned for us” to improve market share through alliances with the business community that strive...

Funds are in a 'very deep hole' Best hope for pension plans lies in Congress

Date Posted: March 28 2014

LANSING – Multiemployer pension plans such as those that cover the building trades unions are in better financial positions compared to the dark, dark economic times of the U.S. economy...

Health care law's lack of relief still aggravates labor

Date Posted: March 28 2014

WASHINGTON – While polls show the American public is slowly warming to the Affordable Care Act, union leaders continue to have little stomach for it. A Jan. 27 letter signed...

News Briefs

Date Posted: March 28 2014

Road-fixing funds slowly dribble out LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder has called for spending an additional $1.4 billion a year to repair Michigan’s crumbling roads and bridges. Michigan Department of...

News Briefs

Date Posted: March 28 2014

GOP politics steers road money LANSING – Despite holding every lever of power in the state capital, Michigan’s Republican lawmakers, last month were utterly unable – even with help from Dems...

New season, new porch at Comerica Park

Date Posted: March 28 2014

DETROIT – Just in time for the start of the 2014 baseball season, the building trades this week were wrapping up a $4 million makeover of Comerica Park’s Pepsi Porch...

Wobbly Kitchen: Good works yield good meals

Date Posted: March 28 2014

Churches in Detroit provide services on Sundays. The soup kitchens? Not so much.To help fill a void in the needs of the homeless and hungry, volunteers with the Wobbly Kitchen...

At the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council Legislative Conference

Date Posted: March 14 2014

They said it: time to ‘set an agenda for working people’ LANSING – Here are a few choice comments made to delegates at the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council’s Legislative...

Labor giant Fred Veigel dies

Date Posted: March 14 2014

Fred Veigel, an IBEW Local 252 member and long-time Huron Valley Central Labor Council president, passed away on March 2, 2014. He was 84. Following is a write up about...

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