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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Union leaders on health care law: ‘Support for ACA ‘has come back to haunt us’

Date Posted: July 26 2013

This is the latest in a series of articles on the pending impact of the Affordable Care Act. Leaders of three U.S. international unions sent a letter to Senate Majority...

May sees modest construction improvement

Date Posted: July 12 2013

Total construction spending climbed modestly in May as growth in residential and public construction offset a drop in private nonresidential activity, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: July 12 2013

Michigan, happily, broke its string of losing construction jobs in every month during 2013, eeking out a 0.9 percent gain in industry employment from April to May 2013. That’s the...

Rulings show businesses enjoy stacked deck before Supreme Court

Date Posted: July 12 2013

The same-sex marriage and voting rights act debates have dominated the news from the U.S. Supreme Court in recent weeks – but there’s much more going on up their black-robed...

Supreme Court to look at legality of NLRB mess

Date Posted: July 12 2013

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI) – The U.S. Supreme Court will try to sort out the political war over the legality of “recess appointments” to the National...

Supremes issue two employer-friendly rulings on worker harassment

Date Posted: July 12 2013

Two Supreme Court rulings issued late last month have made it easier for employees to be harassed in the workplace and reduced the legal recourse those workers have to end...

Trades take pains to restore, modernize old city hall

Date Posted: July 12 2013

BAY CITY –  By the end of the year, the city's City Hall will be back in service, better than ever. Until then, the building trades will be working in...

You’ll likely shrug at first contact with Affordable Care Act

Date Posted: July 12 2013

This is the latest in a series of articles on the pending impact of the Affordable Care Act, on building trades union members. It’s looking like the first contact building...

Appeals court hears Michigan PLA case

Date Posted: June 28 2013

CINCINNATI – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit heard arguments June 18 on whether to toss out or uphold a ban on state and local governments participating...

Construction jobless rate at 5-year low

Date Posted: June 28 2013

Construction employment increased by 7,000 in May, helping to push the industry’s unemployment rate down to the lowest May level in five years, according to an analysis of new government...

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