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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

MDOT director sets up 'office' to highlight work-zone speeding

Date Posted: May 27 2005

HOLT - A dramatic jump in the number of fatalities associated with work zone crashes in Michigan prompted Transportation Director Gloria Jeff to make a symbolic change in her office...

News Briefs

Date Posted: May 27 2005

Retribution time for GOP in the cards A union-backed drive in Congress to simplify the process of certifying the installation of unions has been thrown into reverse by the GOP....

Trades complete Cliffs Michigan mine maintenance

Date Posted: May 27 2005

Building trades workers and prime contractor Jamar performed a significant amount of maintenance work and pollution control upgrades over the last several months in an effort to further clear the...

Trades pension plans are healthier than their sick, 'single' cousins

Date Posted: May 27 2005

Are building trades union pensions next? United Airlines pensioners may see their retirement income significantly reduced as a result of a bankruptcy judge's ruling. Should building trades union workers and...

Unions wonder if huge pension bailout sets nasty precedent

Date Posted: May 27 2005

(PAI) - Some union employees of United Airlines had their financial world rocked earlier this month when a federal bankruptcy judge allowed the struggling airline to dump a record $6.6...

Battle Creek Oks prevailing wage law

Date Posted: May 13 2005

BATTLE CREEK - City Commissioners on April 12 lowered the level by which prevailing wages must be paid on taxpayer-funded construction projects. The previous level was $500,000; now, prevailing wages...

Big top covers Phoenix Center

Date Posted: May 13 2005

The new roof over the Phoenix Plaza Amphitheater in Pontiac is similar in material to the one covering the nearby Silverdome - but with a circus-tent theme. The 38,000-square-foot roof,...

Consensus lacking among plans to revamp AFL-CIO

Date Posted: May 13 2005

WASHINGTON (PAI) - An AFL-CIO revamp plan, issued by its top three leaders, calls for more money for organizing and mobilizing, year-round issues campaigns, more coordinated strategic organizing and voluntary...

Labor begins new push for Employee Free Choice Act

Date Posted: May 13 2005

WASHINGTON (PAI) - A bill that is probably more symbol than substance will attempt to promote a few union objectives in our nation's anti-union capitol. Flanked by workers harassed or...

News Briefs

Date Posted: May 13 2005

Construction advances in 2005 New construction starts in March advanced 4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $594.1 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill...

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