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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Michigan trades council sought 'solid front' in 1957 formation

Date Posted: August 19 2005

Now firmly entrenched as a single-source, leading advocate for the state's trade unions and unionized construction workers, the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council was first established in Lansing in...

More room for Linden students

Date Posted: August 19 2005

LINDEN - A burgeoning school population has brought about the construction of a new Linden Middle School, which is being built by construction manager Barton Malow and building trades workers....

News Briefs

Date Posted: August 19 2005

Celebrate Labor's Day on Sept. 5 The building trades and the rest of organized labor will on the march again on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, and union members across...

'Trying times' for labor, but opportunities, too

Date Posted: August 19 2005

SAULT STE. MARIE - In a number of ways, the 48th annual convention of the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council provided a status report on organized labor in Michigan....

Extreme makeover will improve I-96

Date Posted: August 5 2005

Michigan is spending more than $1 billion to improve roads and bridges in 2005, and among the largest projects is the rehabilitation of I-96 in Detroit. The Michigan Department of...

Granholm gives nod to unions in latest round of appointments

Date Posted: August 5 2005

LANSING - A flurry of recent construction-related governmental appointments highlights the benefit of having a union-friendly governor running the state. In the past several weeks, Gov. Jennifer Granholm made several...

Michigan appeals court declines invitation to repeal prevailing wage

Date Posted: August 5 2005

LANSING - The anti-union Associated Builders and Contractors are on a seemingly unending mission to repeal Michigan's Prevailing Wage Act. But after a July 19 ruling by the Michigan Court...

News Briefs

Date Posted: August 5 2005

Dems derided for helping CAFTA CAFTA - the Central American Free Trade Agreement - was approved by a slim 217-215 vote in the U.S. House last week after earlier approval...

Surprise - Supreme Court places generals on the hook for some injuries

Date Posted: August 5 2005

For the last decade, anti-worker, pro-business rulings have been the order of the day for the Michigan Supreme Court. But a surprising 7-0 ruling released on July 12 by Michigan's...

Three unions break from AFL-CIO

Date Posted: August 5 2005

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer (PAI) - The Service Employees International Union, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and later the United Food and Commercial Workers Union left the AFL-CIO...

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