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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Workplace fatals become depressingly common

Date Posted: May 17 2019

The annual, depressingly titled Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect report, issued by the AFL-CIO on April 25, provides a reminder that too many workers go to work...

AG Nessel gives shady contractors a wake-up call on 1099 cheating

Date Posted: May 3 2019

LANSING - For at least the past 30 years, individual workers, labor unions and honest employers have complained about the illicit use of "1099" employees - it's the practice by...

Capitol renovation addresses building's needs for now and later

Date Posted: May 3 2019

LANSING - Completed in 1879, the Michigan State Capitol Building has held up remarkably well over the years. Generations of lawmakers and staff have worked in the building's offices, and...

Dem presidential candidates make pitch to trades - all stay right over the plate

Date Posted: May 3 2019

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI)—It’s called, in political parlance, “a cattle call.” The phrase refers to what happens when presidential hopefuls parade their positions, one by one,...

Dem presidential candidates make pitch to trades - and all stay right over the plate

Date Posted: May 3 2019

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI)-The ruling Democrats on a key congressional committee on trade issues are dubious - at best - about the labor provisions of GOP...

News Briefs

Date Posted: May 3 2019

Hardhat women gain, but are still scarce While there are a growing number of women in construction - there continues to be a wide chasm in the gender makeup of...

Whitmer indicates Line 5 tunnel option is still in play

Date Posted: May 3 2019

When it comes to the controversial Line 5 petroleum pipeline that sits under the Straits of Mackinac, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has consistently called for a strategy that will "get the...

Workers’ Memorial Day: protections needed on and off the job

Date Posted: May 3 2019

By Nick Fox Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America Each year on April 28, we observe Workers’ Memorial Day in both the U.S. and Canada as a way...

News Briefs

Date Posted: April 19 2019

IBEW survey finds few fans of low bids A new Denno Research survey commissioned by the IBEW Locals 252 and 665 and their National Electrical Contractors Association partners found mid-Michigan residents...

Pelosi, building trades seek compromise on green construction that won't kill jobs

Date Posted: April 19 2019

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI)—Walking a fine line between two competing wings of the Democratic Party – construction unionists and environmental advocates – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

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