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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

High and dry: tinknockers help Special Dreams Farm

Date Posted: January 25 2019

ST. CLAIR - Silos have traditionally been landmarks on American farms. Tall, practical, necessary structures that stored animal feed, wheat, corn or other agricultural products, they were also wayfinders and...

Time to hit the brakes on U.S. construction?

Date Posted: January 25 2019

The year 2019 may be a transitional one away from the boom building years that have gone onearlier this decade. Or maybe not. For the first time in recent years...

Jobless fraud victims can join class action

Date Posted: January 25 2019

Building trades workers who were affected by the mass, false accusation of fraud by the Michigan  Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) have an option to get some restitution.  If you or...

News Briefs

Date Posted: January 25 2019

Minimum wages hiked for 5.2 million workers On Jan. 1, 2019, 19 states, including Michigan, raised their minimum wages, lifting pay for 5.2 million workers around the country. According to...

Trades contribute to Care House

Date Posted: January 25 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS – Building trades union representatives on Jan. 11 contributed $9,550 to the operations of Care House, a facility that helps women and children who are victims of domestic...

At home, on campus: New apartments meet a growing need at Wayne State

Date Posted: January 11 2019

DETROIT - Wayne State University's reputation as a commuter destination is moving further into its past, as the school is on course to have space to house 3,800 students on...

BLS: fatal job injuries declined by 1% in 2017

Date Posted: January 11 2019

WASHINGTON (PAI)—The number and the rate of job injuries that killed workers both declined by 1 percent in 2017, compared to the year before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported....

Legislature, Snyder OK new Straits pipeline tunnel

Date Posted: January 11 2019

LANSING - Legislation to create the new Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder on Dec. 12, clearing the way for the construction and operation...

News Briefs

Date Posted: January 11 2019

Dems resurrect 'Labor' committee WASHINGTON (PAI)—The House Education and Labor Committee is back. To nobody’s great surprise, the House Democratic Caucus, whose members will be the majority in the 116th...

Scarcity of qualified workers may hinder construction

Date Posted: January 11 2019

Michigan re-joined the nation's construction party in November, overcoming a weak start to the fall season and ending it on a stronger note. Michigan added 900 construction jobs between October...

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