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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

An update on the rights of asbestos victims, and how they've been wronged

Date Posted: June 8 2007

By Michael B. Serling On April 17 I had the distinct honor of addressing the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council in Lansing. The occasion was their 48th Annual Legislative...

Cerebral palsy bike run set for July 28

Date Posted: June 8 2007

The second annual Benjamin Franklin Memorial Poker Run will be held starting at with registration at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 28 at the Lansing Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local...

Laborer rails against OSHA's waiting room

Date Posted: June 8 2007

A workplace hazard at popcorn plants, of all places, was used to illustrate OSHA's agonizingly slow process of setting safety standards on the job. Speaking on behalf of workers and...

Labor pushes for workers' rights in Immigration debate

Date Posted: June 8 2007

The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. has grown to nearly 5 percent of the U.S. working population, or 12 million workers, according to a report last year by...

News Briefs

Date Posted: June 8 2007

ENR ranks nation's top contractors The status Michigan-based construction contractors large enough to make the Engineering News Record's annual list of top revenue-makers generally held steady from 2006 to 2007....

Yet another dorm renovated at NMU

Date Posted: June 8 2007

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University students had to be out of their Van Antwerp Hall rooms on May 5, just after the end of the winter semester. On May 8,...

'Absurd' ruling transforms nurses into supervisors; what group is next?

Date Posted: May 25 2007

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Some nurses who make out schedules for co-workers, and construction journeymen who direct apprentices, are at the top of the list of U.S. employees who may be...

Booming out to Baghdad…Michigan tradesmen play key role in building U.S. embassy in Iraq

Date Posted: May 25 2007

A contingent of building tradesmen from Michigan are truly putting the "journey" in journeyman, working 7,000 miles from home constructing a $592 million embassy complex on 104 acres. And it's...

News Briefs

Date Posted: May 25 2007

Cerebral palsy bike run is July 28 The second annual Benjamin Franklin Memorial Poker Run will be held starting with registration at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 28 at the...

Pipe trades apprentice contest is taking root

Date Posted: May 25 2007

ANN ARBOR - The long-dormant United Association of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Michigan State Apprentice Contest is starting to become routine, again. For the second straight year since the contest...

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