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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Cooley's faulty towers renovated

Date Posted: July 20 2007

DETROIT - The city's collection of high schools offers an under-appreciated stock of buildings built pre-Depression, that are often islands of architectural class in some areas that have seen better...

Crime does pay for union-busters

Date Posted: July 20 2007

Union-busting is big business By Ben Zipperer and John Schmitt As the percentage of American workers in unions continues its long and severe decline, the U.S. Senate just voted to...

News Briefs

Date Posted: July 20 2007

Nice uptick for construction pacts Collectively bargained construction wage rates in the U.S. construction industry in 2006 saw an average 3.9 percent increase in the first year of contracts -...

No mourning for Fast Track expiration

Date Posted: July 20 2007

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Union leaders and lawmakers cheered the end of President George W. Bush's "trade promotion authority," also known as "fast track," at midnight on June 30. Fast track...

OSHA seems better at correcting grammar than workplace hazards

Date Posted: July 20 2007

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Union leaders and lawmakers cheered the end of President George W. Bush's "trade promotion authority," also known as "fast track," at midnight on June 30. Fast track...

Trades play their hand in Greektown

Date Posted: July 20 2007

DETROIT - All the action was outside the Greektown Casino last week, as the building trades and the joint venture of Jenkins/Skanska started the process of expanding the existing structure...

News Briefs

Date Posted: July 6 2007

ABC spins out 'victory' for workers All of a sudden, the Associated Builders and Contractors is interested in the welfare of workers? The anti-union contractor group ABC, which opposed enhanced...

Out with the old blast furnace, in with the new… in 100 days

Date Posted: July 6 2007

DEARBORN - Steel making at the Ford Rouge has continued unabated since the complex was opened in the 1920s - and with a $300 million investment to upgrade one of...

Positive spin aside, labor lost - now what's Plan B?

Date Posted: July 6 2007

By Harry Kelber 'The Labor Educator' U.S. Senate Republicans were able to block an up-and-down vote on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), where the measure had a slim majority...

Republicans derail pro-union EFCA; Labor vows return in friendlier Congress

Date Posted: July 6 2007

WASHINGTON - In the end, the Employee Free Choice Act was doomed, but it did provide some important information for union voters in 2008. The pro-union EFCA - one of...

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