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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Anti-labor bills lurking in GOP’s agenda

Date Posted: May 6 2011

LANSING – After the initial flurry of anti-worker, anti-union bills introduced in the Republican-dominated legislature earlier this year, then numerous protest rallies on the Capitol Building’s front steps, follow-up legislative...

Labor, and the left lack effective message to state their vision scholars say

Date Posted: May 6 2011

(By Mark Gruenberg, Press Associates)  WASHINGTON (PAI)—The U.S. left, including unions, needs one unifying theme to both rally their own forces and to gain public backing, a panel of scholars...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: May 6 2011

New Hampshire to get RTW law New Hampshire will soon be the newest member of the right-to-work club. The New Hampshire State Senate on April 20 voted 16-8 to approve...

Prevailing wage gets an ‘attaboy’ before Congress

Date Posted: May 6 2011

‘Better paid, more skilled workers are safer, work more efficiently, and deliver a better product’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – The federal Davis-Bacon Act has established a prevailing wage rule for building...

Raleigh Studios ready to roll

Date Posted: May 6 2011

PONTIAC – Walbridge, their subcontractors and the building trades have finished their construction roles at the Raleigh Michigan Studios complex. Next on stage: the people who make movies. Design-builder Walbridge...

Unions ‘instrumental’ in building middle class

Date Posted: May 6 2011

By Sander Levin, U.S. Congress - 12th District) The king can do no wrong. I first heard that maxim when I was a young labor lawyer in Michigan in the...

Don’t think there’s a Republican vendetta against unions? Hmm, let’s take a look around

Date Posted: April 22 2011

If it were a football game, we’d call it “piling on.” Emboldened by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s blatant effort to bust that state’s public employee unions, conservative lawmakers from around...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: April 22 2011

Federal regulation can be good for jobs WASHINGTON (PAI) – With Right Wing Republicans in Congress and the states aiming to trash federal and state regulations on everything from clean...

Rally reminds Republicans labor still a force ‘Union busting has brought us solidarity like never before’

Date Posted: April 22 2011

LANSING – Union members and their supporters, led by a large building trades contingent, once again took to the front steps and lawn of the State Capitol Building on April...

Small glimmers of hope in construction employment

Date Posted: April 22 2011

As the nation emerges from the Great Recession, Michigan has been one of the leaders among the states in the modest upswing in construction employment over the past year. Now,...

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