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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Economy is weak, but not weak enough to keep jobless benefits

Date Posted: August 17 2012

The U.S. unemployment rate is relatively high, but it’s not high enough for continuing extended federal jobless benefits. Effective Aug. 10, no state provides additional weeks of emergency federal unemployment...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: August 17 2012

Gleason, Retaskie lose, narrowly By the slimmest of margins, two candidates from the building trades running for state representative seats in the Aug. 7 primary came up short. In Genesee...

Some ways to celebrate Labor’s Day in Michigan

Date Posted: August 17 2012

Labor Day events are scheduled around Michigan on Monday, Sept. 3. Make plans to celebrate Labor’s Day in your area. Following are worker-related events in various locales in Michigan: Detroit: For...

‘Union Yes?’ Let’s try ‘Union Value’ Time to change public perception of labor

Date Posted: August 17 2012

In California, considered the bluest of the blue states, polls indicated that over 40 percent of people favored restricting or eliminating collective bargaining for public sector employees. Now first, the...

6,000 tons of steel ready for Chrysler body shop

Date Posted: August 3 2012

STERLING HEIGHTS – The Chrysler Sterling Heights Assembly Plant’s 6,000- ton steel body shop skeleton is now complete. On July 16, Iron Workers Local 25 members from Bristol Steel finished...

Building trades’ Gleason, Retaskie vie for state rep seats

Date Posted: August 3 2012

Building trades union members and their families who live in the 48th District (Genesee County) and 109th District (central Upper Peninsula) are asked to take the time and vote for two fellow...

Corporate campaign cash could destroy collective bargaining, union chief says

Date Posted: August 3 2012

(PAI) – The enormous flood of corporate campaign cash, unleashed by the U.S. Supreme Court two and a half years ago, could elect so many anti-worker politicians that within a...

Crittenton’s new tower: well planned, well done

Date Posted: August 3 2012

ROCHESTER HILLS –The prognosis for Crittenton Hospital Medical Center: 87 new private rooms, better delivery of health care, and happier and healthier patients. Crittenton’s new South Tower currently under construction,...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: August 3 2012

At the half, U.S. construction rises New U.S. construction starts in June slipped 1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $446.1 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction. However, for...

Building trades’ Gleason, Retaskie vie for state rep seats

Date Posted: July 20 2012

Two candidates with strong ties to Michigan’s building trades unions are running for state House of Representative seats in the Tuesday, Aug. 7 primary. Building trades members in their districts...

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