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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Cyclical auto industry, not business taxes, is state's millstone, study says

Date Posted: September 29 2006

LANSING - There's no denying that Michigan's job situation is dire, with a 7.1 percent jobless rate that is leading the nation. Job losses in our state - and why...

Expanding Sparrow Hospital goes west

Date Posted: September 29 2006

LANSING - More than 200 Hardhats are putting their skills to work building the Sparrow Health System West Wing Addition, the largest construction project at the facility in two decades....

Labor seeks to ride the wave, help Dems take control of House

Date Posted: September 29 2006

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI) - With the Nov. 7 general election fast approaching, there are two things you can say for certain about the 2006 campaign:...

Madame President - Local 58's president breaks gender barrier

Date Posted: September 29 2006

Construction is still very much a man's world, with women workers comprising less than three percent of the industry's workforce. There aren't any statistics on the percentage of building trades...

News Briefs

Date Posted: September 29 2006

Johnson to lead state pipe trades Mark Johnson, business manager of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 370 in Flint, was elected President of the Michigan Pipe Trades Association at their...

Three building trades unions beef up commitment to organizing

Date Posted: September 29 2006

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Delegates to three building trades international unions, having returned from their general conventions, committed to making dramatic changes in organizing funding and strategies. The International Brotherhood of...

Unfortunately, OSHA pushes paper with new respirator standard

Date Posted: September 29 2006

By Scott Schneider Laborers Health & Safety Fund The question of how well a respirator protects has been a matter of controversy between users and manufacturers for many years. More...

Ethanol plant shuts out local workers as construction starts

Date Posted: September 15 2006

MARYSVILLE - A new $95 million ethanol plant here seems ready to be a big jobs producer - for Minnesota construction workers. Owned by Marysville Ethanol, LLC, the plant is...

Granholm on Labor Day: 'What we need is a law to make sure no workers are left behind'

Date Posted: September 15 2006

Thousands of Michigan union members and supporters took to the streets of Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Ishpeming on Labor Day in an annual show of solidarity and a celebration of...

Here comes the sun (and wind): School's open to energy alternatives

Date Posted: September 15 2006

We're in an era when no one can predict the price and availability of the world's oil and natural gas supplies. On the other hand, it's a pretty safe bet...

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