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Project labor agreements…A form of ‘win-win,’ or the bane of free enterprise?

Date Posted: October 23 2009

EAST LANSING – “Understanding PLAs” was the title of the Oct. 12 conference held at Michigan State University, and anyone who walked out of the daylong conference without a greater...

Protective equipment isn’t accepted – until it is

Date Posted: October 23 2009

Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America In the span of a few days in July, two major leaguers were hit in the head by pitched balls, and a...

‘What is the problem? Put us to work!’

Date Posted: October 23 2009

Those who oppose new coal fired electrical power plants for Michigan may have been disappointed Oct. 6. Rain had been forecast. Lansing’s morning cloud cover seemed expectant. Yet as the...

Church’s old joints will be made new again

Date Posted: October 9 2009

DETROIT – St. Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Cathedral got 42 years of life out of the original, all-important butyl caulk that seals joints between the exterior limestone fascia panels. Not a...

News Briefs

Date Posted: October 9 2009

More jobless $ hits Senate snag WASHINGTON (PAI) – By a 331-83 margin, the House voted on Sept. 22 to extend jobless benefits to millions of unemployed people in at...

Rally time: Trades demand permits for clean coal plants

Date Posted: October 9 2009

LANSING – “What part of J-O-B-S don’t you understand?” That was the question asked at a rally held at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 6 on the lawn in front of...

Tradesman wins top award among labor publications

Date Posted: October 9 2009

The Building Tradesman took first place in the General Excellence category in the 2009 International Labor Communications Association’s (ILCA) annual media contest. The awards were handed out Sept. 12 in...

Trades protest coal plant obstacles

Date Posted: October 9 2009

By Patrick Devlin Secretary Treasurer & Patrick “Shorty” Gleason President Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council LANSING – The Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council this week staged a rally...

U.S. construction’s 17.1% jobless rate packs wallop for nonresidential sector

Date Posted: October 9 2009

The national unemployment rate for the construction industry rose to 17.1 percent as another 64,000 construction workers lost their jobs in September, according to an analysis of new employment data...

Guardian Building’s remodel will keep office space viable

Date Posted: September 25 2009

DETROIT – The 40-story Guardian Building’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places calls it “one of the most exuberant Art Deco skyscrapers built in America.” Built with its...

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