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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Grand Rapids Oks rules for responsible contracting

Date Posted: December 22 2006

GRAND RAPIDS - Beefed-up responsible contracting guidelines for taxpayer-funded construction have been put into place by City Commissioners. The state's second biggest city is now the largest municipality in the...

Iron Workers use shovels, just this once Ground broken on new training facility

Date Posted: December 22 2006

Iron Workers Local 25 officers, Joint Apprenticeship Committee members and members of their contractors' association dug into their new digs on Nov. 30, during a soggy groundbreaking event at their...

More room, down by the Bay

Date Posted: December 22 2006

BAY CITY - The largest expansion project ever at the Bay Regional Medical Center will result in a new outpatient service building, improved patient flow in the facility, and more...

News Briefs

Date Posted: December 22 2006

Steelworkers stage Goodyear protests WASHINGTON (PAI) - The Steel Workers are using protests to highlight their dispute with tiremaker Goodyear, which is trying to strip the company's 30,000 retirees and...

Helping working families leads Dems' priorities, but vetos loom

Date Posted: December 8 2006

WASHINGTON (PAI) - The Republican-run 109th Congress has yet to stagger to a conclusion - it returns for another lame-duck session in early December. But incoming Democratic lawmakers have already...

Maybe it's time for a new/old idea: fixing labor laws

Date Posted: December 8 2006

By Stuart Appelbaum It is no secret that the Democratic national election victory has less to do with who the Democrats are than who they are not. But while voter...

MGM-Detroit Hardhats rock; roll in dough for homeless

Date Posted: December 8 2006

A tip of the hard hat to the men and women in the building trades constructing the new MGM Grand Casino in Detroit. At a jobsite luncheon served on Nov....

NAFTA, 12 years later…Workers are still waiting for the benefits to kick in

Date Posted: December 8 2006

A labor-backed research association published a study this fall revealing that adoption of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has had a "perverse" impact on the distribution of income,...

News Briefs

Date Posted: December 8 2006

Kennecott ruling moved to 2007 A preliminary ruling had been expected in late November on the nickel and copper mine proposed for the Yellow Dog Plains in northwestern Marquette County,...

Trades on track with fast-track casino

Date Posted: December 8 2006

PETOSKEY - One of the largest construction projects in this area's recent history is moving along, very quickly, in the form of a new $140 million casino for the Little...

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