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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

State highway repairs, jobs on the road to nowhere

Date Posted: November 20 2009

LANSING – Unless there’s a sharp U-turn in Michigan’s economic fortunes, the state’s roads and bridges are course for further deterioration – and that’s a job-killer for the building trades....

ABC’s business model: Cheap, subservient workforce contributes to our race to the bottom

Date Posted: November 6 2009

By Mark Ayers President AFL-CIO Building Trades Department Ever since I assumed the presidency of the Building and Construction Trades Department in October, 2007, I have been very aggressive in...

News Briefs

Date Posted: November 6 2009

Public health option revived, for now WASHINGTON (PAI) – Labor’s strong campaign for comprehensive universal affordable health care racked up a preliminary win on Oct. 26 as congressional leaders inserted...

‘NLRB nominees one step closer to full OK

Date Posted: November 6 2009

WASHINGTON (PAI) – President Barack Obama’s three nominees –  two Democrats and one Republican – to fill vacant seats on the National Labor Relations Board are one step closer to...

Saginaw Valley State University’s unique aquathermal system...

Date Posted: November 6 2009

SAGINAW – The 2.2 million-gallon north pond on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University provides a home to bluegill, crappie and other aquatic life, but next year, it’s going...

Trades among hundreds of volunteers who helped build rescue simulator

Date Posted: November 6 2009

SOUTHFIELD – Someday, maybe the efforts of people who helped build the city Fire Department’s new rescue simulator will help save the life of a fellow construction worker in need...

When it comes to employment,the hits just keep on coming

Date Posted: November 6 2009

Construction employment again declined in large numbers in all but one state this September compared to last year, according to an analysis of new state-by-state employment figures released Oct. 21...

‘I want not only green jobs. I want any job that pays green.’

Date Posted: October 23 2009

Editor’s note: following are comments made by State Rep. Jeff Mayes (D-Bay City, chairman of the House Energy and Technology Committee)  at the Oct. 6 rally in Lansing sponsored by...

‘Moderate expansion’ forecast for construction industry

Date Posted: October 23 2009

WASHINGTON, DC – How ‘bout a little good news for a change? Industry trend watcher McGraw Hill Construction issued its 2010 Construction Outlook on Oct. 16, and predicted that the...

News Brief

Date Posted: October 23 2009

Unions oppose Senate’s health bill WASHINGTON (PAI) – A wide range of unions announced their vigorous opposition to a key Senate Finance Committee’s health care bill. In full-page ads in...

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