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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Modern, efficient Jamrich Hall going up on NMU’s campus

Date Posted: September 20 2013

MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University is highly confident that its new Jamrich Hall is going provide space that’s much more inviting and efficient than the Jamrich Hall that it will...

Supreme Court next stop for public unions in RTW case

Date Posted: September 20 2013

LANSING – Unions representing more than 30,000 state workers continue to maintain that they are exempt from the state’s right-to-work law, and are appealing an Aug. 15 state Appeals Court...

Trumka strongly defends including outside groups into labor movement

Date Posted: September 20 2013

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer  LOS ANGELES (PAI) – AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is strongly defending his plans to include outside groups – environmentalists, civil rights groups, women’s rights...

Weakened labor movement opens AFL-CIO to nonunion workers, groups, coalitions

Date Posted: September 20 2013

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer LOS ANGELES (PAI) – The labor movement has made official what federation officers forecast for months: It’s opening itself to non-union workers, too. In...

Celebrating Labor Day

Date Posted: September 6 2013

From Marquette to Monroe, labor union members, family, friends and supporters took part in Labor Day parades and festivities around Michigan.  The founder of the Labor Day holiday, carpenter Peter...

Mackinac Center ties itself into legal RTW knot to attack unions

Date Posted: September 6 2013

At its core, Michigan’s new right-to-work laws covering public and private employees are fairly simple. Unions, the new laws say, must provide bargaining and representation services to all of its...

Members-as-politicians could help organized labor get its mojo back

Date Posted: September 6 2013

DETROIT – Politically, Michigan’s labor movement could use a plan to get out of the wilderness. The state capitol has become a veritable petri dish of anti-union legislation created by...

Michigan labor sees New Jersey political plan and say, why not here?

Date Posted: September 6 2013

DETROIT – You don’t have to look too far back to see where all the anti-labor legislation in Michigan came from. Union household votes have been declining. The statewide election...

News Briefs

Date Posted: September 6 2013

Little change for Michigan building Michigan’s construction industry continues to muddle along in 2013, registering a 1 percent increase in construction employment from July 2012 to July 2013. Michigan’s construction...

Pension plan patients growing healthier

Date Posted: September 6 2013

Multiemployer pension plans such as those that cover the building trades are healthier since the depths of the Great Recession, but have a ways to go before they rebound to...

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