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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

New, modern MLK High School takes shape

Date Posted: March 25 2011

DETROIT – A leaky roof, an empty pool and a host of other building problems led the Detroit Public School system to seek a replacement for Martin Luther King High...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: March 25 2011

PLAs work for Toyota construction On the occasion of the 25-year anniversary of the construction of its first North American manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Kentucky, Toyota Motor Corp. issued a...

No checks, no balances – State Republicans OK financial manager bill

Date Posted: March 25 2011

LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican House and Senate have adopted a bill that allows the appointment of emergency financial managers for financially strapped cities and school districts,...

Rally season in Lansing demands change in course by Republicans

Date Posted: March 25 2011

LANSING – Chanting “union busting – it’s disgusting” and “take Michigan back,” a throng of about 5,000 from around the state converged on the steps of the Capitol Building on...

Republican shakedown demonizes unions, government

Date Posted: March 25 2011

(By Robert Reich, Fmr. U.S. Secretary of Labor) You can’t fight something with nothing. But as long as Democrats refuse to talk about the almost unprecedented buildup of income, wealth,...

Want to voice your outrage? Here’s who you can call or write

Date Posted: March 25 2011

With no less than 37 anti-worker and anti-union bills on the docket in the Michigan House and Senate, it’s time for building trades workers around the state to let their...

Wisconsin lesson: Radical right wants to eradicate unions

Date Posted: March 25 2011

(By Mark Ayers, President, AFL-CIO Building Trades Department) Under the cover of darkness, and at the urging of Governor Scott Walker, Republicans in the Wisconsin State Senate on March 9...

All unions looking over their shoulder

Date Posted: March 11 2011

LANSING – A docket full of Republican-sponsored anti-worker legislation that has been introduced in the Michigan House and Senate the past several weeks has raised the hackles of workers among...

A mess in Michigan: With 37 anti-worker bills on the docket, ‘there’s an awful lot of work to do’

Date Posted: March 11 2011

A mess in Michigan: With 37 anti-worker bills on the docket, ‘there’s an awful lot of work to do’ LANSING – The 52nd annual Michigan Building Trades Legislative Conference took...

Labor Department’s Solis keys on public investment during visit to Laborers

Date Posted: March 11 2011

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis on Feb. 7 joined members and trainees from the Laborers’ International Union of North America as they urged political leaders to “Build America” and increase...

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