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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: August 6 2010

OSHA OKs new crane safety rules The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which moves at glacier-like speed when it comes to improving safety regulations, updated its crane safety regulations...

Proposed financial rules ‘potentially devastating’ to union trades employers

Date Posted: August 6 2010

The subject of accounting rules for all businesses that contribute to defined benefit pension plans would draw a yawn from most everyone, but a new set of proposed guidelines for...

Trades putting a charge in battery plant construction

Date Posted: August 6 2010

BATTLE CREEK – The building trades are building Toda America’s first U.S. manufacturing facility to produce lithium ion cathode materials for battery cells, another hopeful sign that the state’s economy...

Building trades: Dillon’s the choice for governor

Date Posted: July 23 2010

LANSING – Michigan House Speaker Andy Dillon (D-Redford Twp.) has been endorsed for state governor by the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council. Building trades union members and their families...

Election Preview

Date Posted: July 23 2010

The race for governor is at the top of the Aug. 3 primary ballot, but below those names will be numerous other candidates for office whose election will have long-term...

Fuel flexibility key to massive upgrade at Marathon refinery

Date Posted: July 23 2010

DETROIT – Marathon Petroleum Company LLC’s refinery is in the midst of a $2.2 billion project that will allow it to process heavy crude oils, like those from Canada, and...

June’s construction Employment falls to 14-year low

Date Posted: July 23 2010

Seasonally adjusted construction industry employment slipped in June to the lowest total since July 1996 while the industry’s unemployment rate remained at 20.1 percent, more than double the average for...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: July 23 2010

Walker is new prez at Michigan Building Trades Zane Walker, a Flint-area business agent with Iron Workers Local 25, will succeed Patrick “Shorty” Gleason as President of the Michigan Building...

Safety rules would brace rights for miners, other workers

Date Posted: July 23 2010

Stronger enforcement tools, tougher penalties and broader workers’ rights are at the center of soon-to-be introduced workplace safety legislation. The bill’s crafters say they were spurred by the deadly Massey...

Have we bottomed out? Signs point to more woe

Date Posted: July 9 2010

Construction employment in Michigan didn’t have a good month from April to May, and the year-to-year numbers are even worse. But now, other states have caught up to Michigan’s construction...

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