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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Will OSHA get back on track?

Date Posted: January 19 2007

OSHA, under the Bush Administration, has been sharply criticized by the labor movement and non-profit organizations such as Public Citizen for its failure to promulgate and enforce safety and health...

CNN's Dobbs urges IBEW: 'raise some hell' about U.S. workers, trade policies

Date Posted: January 5 2007

(Editor's note: this article came from the IBEW, which was covering TV anchor Lou Dobbs' speech to their convention delegates in September. We only recently came across the article, and...

MASCI names Gedge 'Apprentice of The Year'

Date Posted: January 5 2007

A former Georgia police officer has been named the 2006 "Apprentice of the Year" by the Michigan Apprenticeship Steering Committee Inc. (MASCI). Kerry Gedge of Alanson, an Operating Engineer apprentice,...

Metro North Terminal takes off

Date Posted: January 5 2007

ROMULUS - Across from the gleaming five-year-old McNamara Terminal, and astride an active taxiway and runway, rises the new North Terminal Redevelopment Project at Metro Airport. The North Terminal is...

Michigan case a beacon for bolstering OSHA enforcement

Date Posted: January 5 2007

The issue of how to enhance efforts to enforce worksite safety standards was taken up in two venues last month - in the U.S. Senate and in the Michigan Court...

Michigan Construction Safety Day expands training

Date Posted: January 5 2007

Safety training is being expanded once again to serve even more of the employees and contractors throughout Michigan. New in 2007, Michigan Construction Safety Day will be presented not only...

News Briefs

Date Posted: January 5 2007

Overall 5% hike expected for wages Wages for U.S. building trades workers are projected to increase 5 percent in 2007, an increase from 4.6 percent in 2006 and 4 percent...

The shift to a part-time economy widens split between haves/have-nots

Date Posted: January 5 2007

News item: In October, Wal-Mart, the largest employer in the U.S. with revenues of $310 billion a year, announced it was going to double the number of its workers employed...

Construction level in '07 - And there's much more in latest industry update

Date Posted: December 22 2006

Michigan's statewide construction employment is projected to remain about the same from 2006 to 2007 - but it will still be down about 10.5 percent from the peak level of...

Detroit, Michigan AGC chapters join

Date Posted: December 22 2006

Members of the Associated General Contractors, Greater Detroit Chapter, voted on Dec. 7 to unanimously to merge with the Michigan Chapter, AGC. The vote followed a Dec. 1 unanimous vote...

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