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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Lots of curves and natural light for new Oldenburg building

Date Posted: September 9 2011

KINGSFORD – Built just above the Wisconsin border, construction was wrapping up late last month on the Oldenburg Group’s new Technology Center. Oldenburg is a worldwide supplier of performance-engineered products...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: September 9 2011

Wolverine Power ‘hopeful’ for plant At a meeting in Rogers City Aug. 29, officials with Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative assured city officials and others that it is currently proceeding with...

No ‘nibbling around the edges’ – Labor wants a bold jobs plan

Date Posted: September 9 2011

DETROIT – Barack Obama’s Labor Day visit to the Motor City – a presidential tradition from a generation ago which seems to have been mostly forgotten in recent decades –...

Obama hails unions as ‘cornerstones’ of middle class; previews jobs speech

Date Posted: September 9 2011

President Barack Obama used the Labor Day stage in Detroit to express his support for unions and working people, and to stoke interest in a major jobs plan that he planned...

Trades seek to overturn still warm anti-PLA law

Date Posted: September 9 2011

The so-called “Fair and Open Competition in Government Contracting Act” is not fair and adversely affects the ability of contractors signatory to collective bargaining agreements from winning work. That’s one...

Labor Day: Celebrating ‘the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations’

Date Posted: August 26 2011

Observed on the first Monday in September , Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late...

Mark your calendar: celebrate Labor Day

Date Posted: August 26 2011

Communities around Michigan have embraced the original intent of Labor Day as more than a holiday that marks the end of summer. Peter J. McGuire, one of the men credited...

Michigan’s GOP lawmakers set to hike health care insurance costs

Date Posted: August 26 2011

Michigan’s lawmakers are poised to implement a new “assessment” on health care claims covered under single or multi-employer-sponsored medical plans that will represent a major shift in how claims are...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: August 26 2011

Hearty welcome to IBEW Local 692 With this Labor Day edition, members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 692 in Bay City will once again be receiving The Building Tradesman....

One remedy for labor’s ills: Rebuilding nation’s infrastructure

Date Posted: August 26 2011

In the midst of the July heat wave, some Oklahoma City commuters got a nasty surprise as they drove down Interstate 44 one morning: an expansion joint on a 36-year-old...

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