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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Senate panel rejects labor rights in CAFTA, passes bill

Date Posted: July 8 2005

WASHINGTON (PAI) - One of organized labor's major problems with NAFTA,- the lack of enforceable foreign worker safety and wage protections - is now coming home to roost with CAFTA....

Trades, contractors seek pension relief

Date Posted: July 8 2005

Financially, construction industry multi-employer pension plans are doing far better than their brethren on the single-employer side. But multi-employer plans are hardly the picture of good financial health, and now...

Trades' part of blitz to build Habitat homes

Date Posted: July 8 2005

Last year, Habitat for Humanity International leaders selected neighborhoods in Benton Harbor and Detroit to host the group's signature Jimmy Carter Work Project, which took place June 19-24. Wholly dependent...

Union reporting rules upheld

Date Posted: July 8 2005

WASHINGTON (PAI) - By a 3-0 vote, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia backed GOP Labor Secretary Elaine Chao in the AFL-CIO's lawsuit...

AGC: union trades may 'expedite extinction' with ongoing battles

Date Posted: June 27 2005

Union disunity is starting to raise red flags with construction employers. "It is indisputable that fears of costly and disruptive jurisdictional disputes have made many owners apprehensive about hiring union...

'Bigger picture' sought with reorganization of West Michigan Construction Alliance

Date Posted: June 27 2005

Rome wasn't built in a day, and Michigan's ailing construction economy won't be re-built in a day, either. "It took us 30 years to get into this situation," said Ed...

Monday, Monday, Can't trust that day? Report says it's as safe as any other

Date Posted: June 27 2005

There is a popular conception that most construction fatalities occur on Mondays and Fridays - but the statistics don't bear this out. Monday and Wednesday had an almost identical number...

News Briefs

Date Posted: June 27 2005

SEIU OKs break from AFL-CIO In another ominous sign for the future of organized labor, the executive board of the nation's largest labor union this month gave its leadership the...

Pssst…feds clamping down on law-breaking employers

Date Posted: June 27 2005

By Mark Dempsey The powers that be - the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - have joined forces to combat "The Evil Doers"...

Unique arches to create gateway to Detroit

Date Posted: June 27 2005

Taking shape in Taylor is the first section of the dual-arch Gateway Bridge - a pair of matching, east-west 246-foot-long spans that will serve as a landmark for Metro Airport...

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