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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Building trades to benefit from Granholm's jobs plan

Date Posted: April 15 2005

LANSING - Striking back at critics blaming her for the state's unemployment rate - which leads the nation - Gov. Jennifer Granhom on March 28 unveiled the "Jobs Today Initiative,"...

Highway overpass makeovers: New philosophy beautifies bridges

Date Posted: April 15 2005

LANSING - When it comes to designing and building bridges, the Ambassador, Blue Water, International and Mackinac are all proof that our state has done a great job on the...

MDOT takes context sensitive approach to transportation projects

Date Posted: April 15 2005

By Barbara Hicks MDOT Context sensitive solutions (CSS) is an abstract term for a very down-to-earth approach to designing transportation projects. This approach relies on early and continuous dialogue with...

New cardiovascular center implanted at U-M hospital

Date Posted: April 15 2005

ANN ARBOR - Cardiovascular disease kills more Americans than the next five leading causes of death combined - claiming the lives of 35,000 Michiganians every year - which is the...

News Briefs

Date Posted: April 15 2005

School candidates endorsed for May The Greater Detroit Building and Construction Trades Council's Political Action Committee have a short list of endorsements for the Tuesday, May 3, 2005 school elections:...

Union pension funds start throwing their weight around

Date Posted: April 15 2005

Union investment money is doing the talking - and in some cases, the walking - as organized labor is moving into a renewed strategy of using pension dollars to win...

Unions seek to create financial services powerhouse

Date Posted: April 15 2005

Organized labor seems ready to start thinning out the herd of financial and insurance services that are offered to members. A proposal by Laborers International Union President Terrence O'Sullivan would...

Labor summit leader: Union reps, members need new business plan focused on 'profits, productivity, and value'

Date Posted: April 1 2005

By Guy Snyder EAST LANSING - In the words of Mark Breslin, the secret of winning back market share for unionized construction in Michigan is pretty basic. It's convincing project...

News Briefs

Date Posted: April 1 2005

Slight dip in '05 for construction wages Wage and benefit increases in the U.S. construction industry will "ease slightly" in 2005, according to the Construction Labor Research Council. Increases in...

NLRB works overtime - against workers

Date Posted: April 1 2005

To most Americans, the NLRB is just another four-letter acronym for a little-understood government agency. For American workers and union members, the agency that was set up to defend their...

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