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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

It's all about the 0: 3 million man-hours, zero injuries nets gold for Walbridge

Date Posted: September 15 2006

A tip of the hard hat to Michigan contracting giant Walbridge-Aldinger, which was recognized on Aug. 29 by MIOSHA and the state Department of Labor and Economic Growth (DLEG) for...

News Briefs

Date Posted: September 15 2006

AirAmerica: on the air in Michigan Want to hear talk radio, but conservative chat from Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity isn't your cup of tea? Providing a progressive (the new...

State of working America: corporations profits up; worker incomes - not so much

Date Posted: September 15 2006

With the decline of our state's manufacturing base and loss of thousands of jobs over the last several years, Michigan is often portrayed as an island of economic malaise in...

Bike ride benefits cerebral palsy

Date Posted: August 18 2006

LANSING - The first Benjamin Franklin Memorial Poker Run raised $5,200 for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Michigan. The July 29 motorcycle ride, intended to be an annual event,...

If you love a parade, or even if you only like one, Labor Day is for you

Date Posted: August 18 2006

Building trades workers are encouraged to join with their fellow union members and celebrate Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 4. Labor Day celebrations will be held this year in Detroit,...

Masons preside at federal courthouse

Date Posted: August 18 2006

DETROIT - Leave it to a handful of skilled masons to repair some of cracks in the federal justice system. OK, that's taking a little editorial license with what's really...

News Briefs

Date Posted: August 18 2006

Low wages jobs migrate out of China Remember when Mexico's low wages were the magnet for job-moving manufacturers in the U.S.? Then, when China opened its borders and the world...

Radio host Brian James moves left with new show

Date Posted: August 18 2006

The radio show "Answer the Question" is a small start in the battle against corporate media giants, and the crush of conservative talk on the airwaves - but it's a...

Tax break for wealthy is 'poison pill' that kills minimum wage hike

Date Posted: August 18 2006

WASHINGTON D.C. - The U.S. Senate was busy before its summer recess, blocking a bill that tied together a minimum wage hike with providing estate tax relief. The Senate voted...

Trades like plan to stabilize pensions

Date Posted: August 18 2006

WASHINGTON D.C. - Multi-employer pension plans like those used by building trades unions and their contractors are not nearly in the same sorry shape as many single-employer plans such as...

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