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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Bond issue sends trades back to schools in Detroit

Date Posted: November 12 2010

DETROIT – A $505 million capital improvement bond issue approved a year ago by Detroit voters is starting to translate into a wide swath of construction projects to improve the...

First forecast for 2011 calls for sunnier skies

Date Posted: November 12 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A brighter construction industry outlook in 2011? Bring it on. The prognosticators at McGraw-Hill Construction released their 2011 Construction Outlook on Oct. 29, and said they expect...

Michigan’s misery: Costs for health care up, again

Date Posted: November 12 2010

U.S. health care costs have mostly defied the laws of gravity in recent years, and 2011 is expected to be no different. While the nation’s inflation rate remained at a...


Date Posted: November 12 2010

Employment up a bit, but industry still lags Even as the number of people working in construction creeped up by 5,000 between September and October 2010, the industry’s unemployment rate...

Trumka: unions to revamp political program but keep jobs target

Date Posted: November 12 2010

(By Mark Gruenberg, PAI Staff Writer) WASHINGTON (PAI) – Organized labor will analyze and revamp its political program “significantly” to see “what worked and what didn’t” after the landslide loss...

Union brand would look good in a uniform

Date Posted: November 12 2010

(By Mark Breslin) Your lovely little girl. The apple of your eye. Your daughter who has you wrapped around her little finger has just come home and announced her engagement....

Bernero vs. Snyder, Little in common from 2 candidates for state governor

Date Posted: October 29 2010

(By Melissa Preddy, The Center for Michigan) With the campaign entering the stretch run, gubernatorial candidates Virg Bernero and Rick Snyder are amping up their very different messages about how...

Buffed and beautiful: iconic powerhouse shines in re-use

Date Posted: October 29 2010

LANSING – In an era dominated by cost-friendly, steel-framed and glass-walled tower construction, the Accident Fund’s headquarters building, currently under renovation, will continue to stand out as a beautiful architectural...

Construction still struggles for momentum

Date Posted: October 29 2010

New construction starts in September retreated 7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $405.2 billion, according to an Oct. 18 report by McGraw-Hill Construction. Nonbuilding construction, which is...

Davis, Langford Morris are labor’s picks for state Supreme Court

Date Posted: October 29 2010

(By Mark Gaffney, Michigan AFL-CIO) The Michigan Supreme Court race is arguably the most important race in the state this year –and always. Justices of the Michigan Supreme Court are...

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