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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

'Slow it down': a phrase the industry could do without

Date Posted: November 14 2008

By Mark Breslin (Another in a series) One small almost insignificant chain of words is uttered on thousands of union jobsites across North America every week. It is spoken to...

Bonior: 'We have a union-busting mentality in this country

Date Posted: October 31 2008

Following are excerpts of comments made by former Democratic Congressman David Bonior at the Employee Free Choice Act rally in Detroit on Oct.18. Bonior is chairman of American Rights at...

Don't be distracted on Election Day

Date Posted: October 31 2008

By John Sweeney AFL-CIO President As banks collapse, as retirement and college savings funds disappear, as working families fear that maybe a full-blown depression is coming, John McCain doesn't want...

Labor's push for labor law reforms are overdue, NLRB member says

Date Posted: October 31 2008

WASHINGTON - Job insecurity, Wall Street malfeasance, and the increasing loss of health and retirement benefits are causing American workers to sound a "rising crescendo" of discontent. National Labor Relations...

News Briefs

Date Posted: October 31 2008

The first U.S. construction outlook for 2009 has been released - and it's not good. McGraw-Hill Construction reported on Oct. 23 that U.S. construction starts are expected to decline 7...

'On issues from A to Z, Barack Obama is with us'

Date Posted: October 31 2008

By Press Associates Union News Service In its 55 years as the leading weekly independent news service for unions, their members and their media, Press Associates Union News Service has...

Union trades rally for Employee Free Choice Act

Date Posted: October 31 2008

'If you will help us get Barack Obama elected and a Democratic majority in the House and Senate, we will do that next year' - Congressman John Dingell (D-15th District)...

'We built this country and it's time we took it back' - Union members urged to vote

Date Posted: October 31 2008

Following are excerpts of comments by various speakers at the Oct. 18 Employee Free Choice rally. Rich Trumka secretary treasurer of AFL-CIO - "I have some bad news for you...

Election 2008: An end and a beginning

Date Posted: October 17 2008

By Mark Ayers President Building and Construction Trades Department October is that time of year when most of us begin to feel the sharp chill in the air that says...

Employee Free Choice Act should be part of the solution

Date Posted: October 17 2008

By Joe Wantz America Rights At Work The national conversation has been focused squarely on the economy in the last several weeks, with pundits and experts breathlessly declaring a financial...

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