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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

37 Republicans urge Bush to reconsider his veto of prevailing wage

Date Posted: October 14 2005

The federal prevailing wage law has its detractors - but 37 U.S. House Republicans are not among them. They signed a letter to President Bush supporting prevailing wage, illustrating why...

Introducing… the Change to Win Federation Breakaway union group formally established

Date Posted: October 14 2005

By Mark Gruenberg  Press Associates Staff Writer (PAI) - Declaring they want to devote three-fourths of their new group's money to organizing, leaders and representatives of seven unions formally established...

Laborers to leave AFL-CIO - Not 'if' but 'when'

Date Posted: October 14 2005

By Mark Gruenberg  Press Associates Staff Writer (PAI) - After solving technical details in coming weeks, the Laborers will become the latest union to leave the AFL-CIO, President Terry O'Sullivan...

Labor News and Notes

Date Posted: October 14 2005

A good opportunity to hear about the state of the State of Michigan's organized labor sector took place Sept. 30 at the Michigan State AFL-CIO quarterly General Board meeting. Prevailing...

New rolling billboards for sheet metal industry

Date Posted: October 14 2005

Service trucks are the centerpiece of a joint advertising campaign by Sheet Metal Workers Local 80 and the Detroit Chapter of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association...

News Briefs

Date Posted: October 14 2005

Crane operator prevents accident Quick thinking by a crane operator dealing with mechanical failure in the rig's boom hoist prevented major damage or injury from happening Sept. 26 at a...

Trades' operations make more room for surgery

Date Posted: October 14 2005

ANN ARBOR - A growing need for outpatient surgical and other medical care has resulted in the construction of the East Ann Arbor Ambulatory Surgery and Medical Procedures Center. The...

Bush's strategy for hurricane relief calls for lower wages

Date Posted: September 30 2005

President George W. Bush's Sept. 8 decision to suspend the payment of prevailing wages to construction workers rebuilding the hurricane-stricken Gulf region was roundly criticized by union officials and one...

GAO affirms problems with apprenticeship oversight

Date Posted: September 30 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Serious problems exist in nonunion apprenticeship programs, and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) should take action to fix the programs as well as its own method...

New Detroit tower rises

Date Posted: September 30 2005

new 10-story office tower "One Kennedy Square" joins the nearby Compuware building as the most recent additions to Detroit's skyline. Under construction in Detroit's central business district, the 10-story, green-glassed...

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