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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Building trades assess affect of new coalition

Date Posted: September 2 2005

What's next? More than a month after six unions in the Change to Win Coalition bolted the AFL-CIO, that question is on the minds of labor leaders, rank-and-file members, and...

Celebrate Labor's Day on Sept. 5

Date Posted: September 2 2005

The building trades and the rest of organized labor will on the march again on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, and union members across Michigan are urged to make plans...

Electricians keep tabs on union food bank

Date Posted: September 2 2005

BATTLE CREEK - A food bank serving the members of IBEW Local 445 is paying dividends for electricians who need a helping hand. With construction activity often slowing to a...

Gateway bridge topped off, nearly ready for traffic

Date Posted: September 2 2005

Michigan's long history of bridge construction added another chapter on July 27, with the topping-off of the new I-94 "Gateway Bridge" in Taylor. The blue "modified tied-arch" spans - the...

News Briefs

Date Posted: September 2 2005

58's Radjewski promoted to IU Jeff Radjewski, business manager of IBEW Local 58 for the last eight years, was chosen last month by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers as...

The workingmen's (and women's) holiday: 'who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.'

Date Posted: September 2 2005

The history of the Labor Day "Labor Day differs in every essential way from the other holidays of the year in any country," said Samuel Gompers, founder and longtime president...

Today's K.I. Sawyer a model for redevelopment

Date Posted: September 2 2005

- Many communities around the nation are distressed about the latest round of military base closings that are currently on the Pentagon's front burner. But what has happened at the...

Congress Oks 6-year plan for highway construction

Date Posted: August 19 2005

After nearly two years of disagreement on funding levels, Congress and President Bush have come to terms on a plan that will guarantee $286.5 billion in federal money for highway...

Delegates approve restructuring of Michigan Building Trades Council

Date Posted: August 19 2005

SAULT STE. MARIE - An historic consolidation is in the works that will result in a larger, unifying role for the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council. Delegates to the...

Michigan AFL-CIO's Gaffney: Labor split not a 'short-term deal'

Date Posted: August 19 2005

The Michigan AFL-CIO - like its national parent - is significantly smaller than it was a month ago - when three major unions dropped out of the national AFL-CIO to...

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