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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Before we make it in America, we have to rebuild America

Date Posted: October 1 2010

Almost two years ago, conservative members of Congress, and their sycophants in the media (or, should I say the conservative media and their sycophants in Congress) set about on a...

Electricians throw switch on new vehicle charging stations

Date Posted: October 1 2010

LANSING – Charge! A new era in automotive history will come into place in November , when the Chevy Volt will be available to the public. The car, which runs...

Low-level stability is as good as it gets for construction employment

Date Posted: October 1 2010

Nationwide, new construction starts advanced 6 percent from July to August, a trend that shows continued stability – although stability in a lousy market is hardly what the industry needs....

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: October 1 2010

Before the election, a few reminders Monday, Oct. 4 is the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 2 statewide election. “In this election you have the opportunity...

Power from the people Trades build system that turns landfill methane into electricity

Date Posted: October 1 2010

MIDLAND – The city is sponsoring construction that will turn brown energy into greenbacks, saving taxpayers thousands of dollars in energy costs. Under construction on the grounds of the city’s...

Skills, safety, value on display at UA Local 85 open house

Date Posted: October 1 2010

SAGINAW – Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 85 brought in a parking lot-full of plumbing, heating and green industry demonstration equipment to give visitors an idea of what goes on in...

Union trades sign PLA on massive pipeline project

Date Posted: October 1 2010

WASHINGTON (PAI) – Four U.S. construction unions – the Operating Engineers, Teamsters, Laborers and the Plumbers and Pipefitters – signed a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) on Sept. 14 with a...

Helping Humanity: two IBEW Local 275 members receive service award

Date Posted: September 17 2010

Coopersville – In June 2008 the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 275 lost a great friend and advocate for working people when Pat Kramer passed due to complications...

Labor Day in Michigan

Date Posted: September 17 2010

ONE OF THE MEN credited with the founding of Labor Day in 1894, carpenter Peter McGuire, suggested “setting aside one day in the year to be designated as ‘Labor Day,’...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: September 17 2010

Trades mourn death of Local 333’s Tim Haggart Condolences are extended to the family and friends of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 333 Business Manager Tim Haggart, who died Sept....

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