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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Big and small infrastructure jobs bills fail in Senate

Date Posted: November 21 2011

WASHINGTON – Legislation that would create infrastructure jobs for the building trades and save jobs for other workers has been shot down as a whole, and in parts, by Senate...

Construction bears high proportion of fatalities

Date Posted: November 21 2011

WASHINGTON (PAI) – Over their careers, construction workers have a 1 in 200 chance of death on the job, five times what the government considers the “significant” risk of death...

House OKs stricter,‘phantom’ standards for workers comp

Date Posted: November 21 2011

LANSING – The long list of anti-worker legislation adopted this year by state Republican lawmakers got a little longer on Nov. 2, as the Michigan House passed a bill which...

Latest injury rates show improvement

Date Posted: November 21 2011

Latest injury rates show improvement The bad, and rather shocking news: 40 percent of full time U.S. construction workers were injured on the job in 2010. Furthermore, reports the Center...

Michigan, Ohio send messages to overreaching Republican lawmakers

Date Posted: November 21 2011

Election Day results delivered a jolt to anti-worker lawmakers in Michigan and a major shock to those in Ohio, delivered by voters upset that workers, unions and the middle class...

‘Michissippi’ the wrong model for Michigan

Date Posted: November 21 2011

(With Michigan on the front lines of the right-to-work debate, the Economic Policy Institute issued a study titled “Right to work – The wrong answer for Michigan’s economy. Following is...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: November 21 2011

Lockout continues for some at Local 704 Five fire protection contractors formerly signatory to Sprinkler Fitters Local 704 are employing scabs to do the work of about 25 locked-out Local...

Research center to study All things Great Lakes

Date Posted: November 21 2011

HOUGHTON – Water quality. Lake levels. Invasive species. Climate change. Water siphoning. Pollutants. How those factors are studied and addressed will determine the future health and viability of Michigan’s greatest...

GOP lawmakers vs. Michigan’s workers

Date Posted: November 4 2011

LANSING – House Bill 5002 is the latest and one of the nastiest pieces of anti-worker legislation that state Republican lawmakers are considering. The bill, if adopted, would curtail the...

New bridge to Canada derailed by GOP, Dems

Date Posted: November 4 2011

LANSING – A key vote that would further the process of building a second bridge over the Detroit River failed Oct. 19 in the state Senate Economic Development Committee. Two...

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