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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Couzens Hall’s makeover: massive, and mostly unseen

Date Posted: January 28 2011

ANN ARBOR – Couzens Hall’s nice brick exterior will look about the same when a major ongoing renovation project is complete in June. Likewise, there won’t be that many physical...

Maybe Michigan has bottomed out?

Date Posted: January 28 2011

Michigan’s battered and bruised construction industry may not be ready for a roaring comeback, but will this be the year that shows we’re finally on the road to recovery? The...

Michigan Republicans waste no time introducing right-to-work

Date Posted: January 28 2011

The Republican-dominated Michigan Legislature couldn’t wait to get started bashing the state’s unions. On Jan. 13, their first opportunity to introduce legislation this year, House Republicans sponsored resolutions that would...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: January 28 2011

Better building year ahead, AGC says U.S. construction employment is expected to “turn positive” this year in terms of job growth, said Ken Simonson, chief economist of the Associated General...

3 straight hikes in construction spending give hope to ‘fragile’ industry

Date Posted: January 14 2011

Construction spending increased by 0.4 percent in November , the third straight rise in the total, the Associated General Contractors of America said Jan. 3 in an analysis of new...

Even Nixon was more progressive about safety than these guys

Date Posted: January 14 2011

(By Steve Clark, Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America) Reminiscent of the battle to establish OSHA itself – which succeeded 40 years ago this month – two recent...

GDBTC rep., proud veteran Cehanowicz dies

Date Posted: January 14 2011

Mack Cehanowicz, a retired business agent with the Greater Detroit Building and Construction Trades Council, passed away Dec. 23, 2010 at age 91. He had been diagnosed with the lung...

Human waste-to-energy plant ready to power-up

Date Posted: January 14 2011

FLINT – The growing roster of natural ingredients that can be turned into energy in Michigan now includes matter for which there is a virtually inexhaustible supply: human waste.Swedish Biogas...

Labor’s legislative record – Wins on wider issues, union-specific causes come up as losers

Date Posted: January 14 2011

(By Mark Gruenberg, PAI Staff Writer) WASHINGTON (PAI) – Unions and their allies entered the Democratic-run 111th Congress in 2009 with high hopes for their legislative agenda. They didn’t work out....

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: January 14 2011

Repeal health care bill GOP? You sure? Last year’s passage of the “Affordable Care Act,” – or the health care reform bill, as it has come to be known –...

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