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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Various views: 'As dysfunctional as we are, we're a family'

Date Posted: August 5 2005

Only time will tell the ultimate result of the historic splintering of the labor movement that began at the AFL-CIO convention last month. Will the new Change to Win Coalition...

CAFTA opens doors in the global 'race to the bottom'

Date Posted: July 22 2005

By Sander Levin U.S. Rep, 12th District, Michigan As the congressional debate over the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) moves front and center, we should not lose sight of...

Historic 5-year multi-craft pact inked in U.P.

Date Posted: July 22 2005

MARQUETTE - Construction labor and management have come to terms on the first multi-year, multi-employer, multi-trade agreement ever settled in the State of Michigan Upper Michigan construction workers, along with...

MDOT celebrates a century of service

Date Posted: July 22 2005

LANSING - Happy birthday, MDOT. Your 100th birthday, which took place July 1, is a milestone for the traveling public and for the men and women in the building trades...

News Briefs

Date Posted: July 22 2005

Nonunion workers on collapsed roof The jury is still out on why the roof collapsed on June 25 at the Capital Area Michigan Works office building. But one thing is...

Rally message: 'Finish the job'

Date Posted: July 22 2005

LANSING - State legislators have some work to do to help Michigan workers, was the message sent by more than 1,200 union members and supporters who converged on the grounds...

Schools have trades seeing double

Date Posted: July 22 2005

GRAND BLANC - Two schools are twice as nice in the Grand Blanc Community School District. The building trades and construction manager George W. Auch are immersed in the unique...

Family leave backers make pre-emptive strike to defend law

Date Posted: July 8 2005

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Backers of the Family and Medical Leave Act - which labor helped push through Congress - are defending it against strong business lobbying to get GOP President...

New middle school rises in Flushing

Date Posted: July 8 2005

FLUSHING - Rapid population growth has fueled numerous school building construction boomlets in some parts of Michigan. In other areas, like Genesee County's Flushing, population growth is stable or slow,...

News Briefs

Date Posted: July 8 2005

Contractor barred from state jobs Lanzo Construction LLC is the first Michigan company to be barred from doing business with the state for ignoring safety standards and causing the 1999...

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