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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Bush wants more union watchdogs

Date Posted: March 4 2005

With a record federal deficit and an incredibly tight budget for 2005-2006, President Bush is proposing to give the Labor Department more money in the new federal budget. And he...

Campaign to privatize Social Security: lies, damn lies and statistics

Date Posted: March 4 2005

By Don McIntosh The Northwest Labor Press Special to PAI WASHINGTON (PAI) - The details are dense, a little complex, and take time to digest. But the retirement security of...

News Briefs

Date Posted: March 4 2005

Bush-backed bill curbs class-actions WASHINGTON (PAI) - President Bush and the Republican-controlled Congress have adopted a "reform" bill that sharply curbs the legal rights of individual Americans in favor of...

Speed bump ahead for Michigan's road spending?

Date Posted: March 4 2005

OSHA is union blind. Michigan's transportation plan for the next five years will spend $5.9 billion on the repair and maintenance of state roads through 2009 - with much lower...

Trades click on new computer science building

Date Posted: March 4 2005

A new $40 million Computer Science and Engineering Building is under construction on the University of Michigan campus. Skanska USA and the building trades are in the process of erecting...

Big contractors tapped for two big projects

Date Posted: February 18 2005

Two of Michigan's largest general contractors - Barton-Malow and Walbridge- Aldinger - were tapped earlier this month to oversee construction of two of the state's largest construction projects. The jobs...

Grand hotel planned in Grand Rapids

Date Posted: February 18 2005

GRAND RAPIDS - The city's downtown will soon get an impressive addition to its skyline, in the form of a 24-story, 340-room hotel. The hotel will have the Marriott label...

In a 'hissy-fit,' Wal Mart says it will close store about to unionize

Date Posted: February 18 2005

Wal Mart Stores Inc. announced on Feb. 9 that they will close a Canadian store whose employees were on the verge of being the first in North America to win...

News Briefs

Date Posted: February 18 2005

Bush ups road budget pledge President Bush has upped how much he is willing to spend on the nation's roads. Under the budget he proposed last month, the federal government...

Trades bridge a gap to expand U-M's School of Public Health

Date Posted: February 18 2005

ANN ARBOR - The building trades and general contractor Walbridge-Aldinger have arrived at a crossroads on the University of Michigan campus as they build the School of Public Health Buildings...

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