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Endorsement List Nov 5 2019 Election

Date Posted: October 16 2019

Michigan voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5, to vote in local  elections. Following is list of endorsed candidates by local councils affiliated with the Michign Building...

U.P. 'career days' introduce kids to trades

Date Posted: October 16 2019

MARQUETTE - How do you spark more interest in a career in construction? Over the past several years, the strategy in these parts has been to invite school kids and...

Goodbye to The Joe

Date Posted: October 4 2019

FORTY YEARS AFTER it opened, Joe Louis Arena in Detroit has spent this summer and fall slowly being reduced to a structural skeleton and rubble - and soon an empty...

New, lesser OT standard set for U.S. workers

Date Posted: October 4 2019

WASHINGTON - The Trump Administration's Labor Department made it official on Sept. 24: a new "final rule" it has published will open the door for 1.3 million additional U.S. workers...

Sweeping PRO-union bill advances in House - but awaits a graveyard in Republican-run Senate

Date Posted: October 4 2019

WASHINGTON (PAI)—By a party-line 26-21 vote after an all-day work session, the Democratic-run House Education and Labor Committee passed the Protect the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, the most-comprehensive pro-worker...

Trades taking care of business with $25M SVSU expansion

Date Posted: October 4 2019

KOCHVILLE TWP. - Saginaw Valley State University is making more room to educate tomorrow's business leaders, with a $25 million expansion to house the school's business college. Construction Manager R.C....

U-M announces new $920M hospital

Date Posted: October 4 2019

ANN ARBOR - University of Michigan Regents on Sept. 19 announced plans to build a new $920 million adult hospital "that will increase patient access and transform medical and surgical...

Union-buster Scalia confirmed as labor secretary

Date Posted: October 4 2019

WASHINGTON (PAI)— The GOP-run Senate committee that deals with workers’ issues OK'd Donald Trump’s nomination of right-wing corporate lawyer Eugene Scalia by a 12-11 party-line vote on Sept. 24 –...

U.S. construction eases back from robust level

Date Posted: October 4 2019

NEW YORK –New U.S. construction starts dropped 6 percent over the month in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $807.1 billion, according to a Dodge Data and Analytics...

A few blemishes mar good U.S. employment picture

Date Posted: September 20 2019

There are a growing number of cautionary signals for the future of the U.S. construction industry and the overall economy, but at present, the good news continues to speak louder...

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