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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Obama vs. McCain - How they stack up on matters that matter to working Americans

Date Posted: September 5 2008

DETROIT - "I'm a labor guy," said Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, to a cheering throng in Hart Plaza on Labor Day. "I believe in the right to collective bargaining,...

Bigger Troy-Beaumont in the works

Date Posted: August 22 2008

TROY - A local brickyard makes a "Beaumont Brick" so that any new Beaumont Hospital renovation, expansion or satellite facility will match the look of the original building in Royal...

Goodbye summer, hello Labor Day - Events slated in three communities

Date Posted: August 22 2008

August is starting to fade and a new school year is looming - that can only mean one thing. Well, it probably means any number of things, but for our...

News Briefs

Date Posted: August 22 2008

Labor Day blood drive set With blood supplies "dangerously low," the American Red Cross is urging building trades workers and their families to give blood. An opportunity to do so...

The Employee Free Choice Act

Date Posted: August 22 2008

Don't fall for the big lie about labor's top priority By Bill McCarthy President, Minneapolis Labor Federation and Press Associates MINNEAPOLIS (PAI) - In recent weeks, you may have seen...

Think Ford's first: Masons renovate façade at Ford's Piquette plant

Date Posted: August 22 2008

In many areas of the old Ford Piquette plant you still see and smell the oil that workers who built Henry Ford's first cars spilled onto the maple floor years...

Trade deficit with China a U.S. jobs killer

Date Posted: August 22 2008

WASHINGTON (PAI) - China's trade surplus with the U.S., created by undervalued currency, low pay for Chinese workers and a deliberate drive for industrial exports, has cost the U.S. economy...

Wanted: a president who wants government to work for U.S. workers

Date Posted: August 22 2008

By Mark Ayers President Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO Commentary MINNEAPOLIS (PAI) - In recent weeks, you may have seen ads on TV or news releases or letters to...

'Broken business model'? Contracts need new focus on training, market share

Date Posted: August 8 2008

By Mark Breslin (Another in a series) The time has come for labor and management to get real. Across this country union construction has lost most of its market share,...

News Briefs

Date Posted: August 8 2008

Maintain pressure on sanitation bill LANSING - The state's lawmakers are on their summer hiatus, but that doesn't mean they don't check their e-mail, read letters or get phone messages....

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