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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

'A lot to like' about major new development in Kalamazoo

Date Posted: August 23 2019

KALAMAZOO – The city is getting a substantial new development any central business district would love: a $70 million, 290,000 square-foot building that will provide a mixed use for residential...

Holiday events and activities mark Labor's day in Michigan

Date Posted: August 23 2019

The annual celebration of the American worker takes place this year on Monday, Sept. 2. Various communities around Michigan have labor day parades, picnics, entertainment and other events scheduled to...

News Briefs

Date Posted: August 23 2019

CEO wages grew by 940% since '78 Don't worry, the nation's CEOs are doing fine. The income of chief executive officers (CEOs) of the top-300  firms in the U.S. has...

Tell the DOL: Hands off building trades apprenticeships

Date Posted: August 20 2019

The final push is on to get union members to help block any changes that would weaken the nation's building trades apprenticeship standards. The U.S. Department of Labor  has set...

Weaker apprenticeship standards loom with new review by DOL

Date Posted: August 9 2019

(Note: to make your voice heard by the Department of Labor regarding the importance of strong apprenticeship standards, visit your International Union's website to fill out an electronic form. Friends...

Organized labor is no fan of new DOL secretary

Date Posted: August 9 2019

Organized labor really, really doesn't like President Trump's pick to be head of the U.S. Department of Labor. The DOL, established in 1913 as the federal agency set up to...

Put 'Michigan Jobs First,' says Whitmer directive

Date Posted: August 9 2019

ROSEVILLE - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the "Michigan Jobs First" executive directive on July 29, which "expands the list of factors used to determine whether a bid from a...

Head's up: 'safety helmets' may be headed to your jobsite

Date Posted: August 9 2019

By Nick Fox Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America For over 60 years, construction and the hard hat have gone hand in hand. But is it time to...

News Briefs

Date Posted: August 9 2019

MI business leaders hint at slowdown A majority of Michigan business leaders expect to continue or boost their investment within the state, despite a growing number anticipating slower state and...

Roncelli, trades undertake expansion for McLaren Macomb

Date Posted: August 9 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS - What will be the largest emergency department and trauma center in Macomb County is taking shape at McLaren Macomb Hospital.  Construction manager Roncelli, Inc., its subcontractors and...

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