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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

U.S. union membership numbers drop, so does optimism for rebound

Date Posted: February 18 2005

Unionists still enjoy a significant wage gap over their non-union colleagues, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average union worker makes $781 per week, while the average...

Your health and safety matters

Date Posted: February 18 2005

OSHA is union blind. Because union companies, as opposed to non-union, often have larger projects and worksites that remain active over long periods of time, some union contractors suspect their...

AFL-CIO must be 'willing to make radical changes in tactics,'Laborers president says

Date Posted: February 4 2005

The AFL-CIO - the glue that holds the labor movement together - may start to come apart at the seams in 2005. Or maybe those seams in the labor movement...

Cool concept - district chillers take the heat off multiple buildings

Date Posted: February 4 2005

ANN ARBOR - A number of buildings on the University of Michigan's North Campus will be chillin' this summer with a unique new district cooling system. The North Campus Chiller...

Gangbox Assorted News and Notes

Date Posted: February 4 2005

Wal-Mart costs you. A new study in Tennessee found that one-quarter of Wal-Mart's workforce in that state receive health care through the state's Medicaid program - TennCare - not the...

Hill's renovation top-notch, AIA says

Date Posted: February 4 2005

ANN ARBOR -The American Institute of Architects this month bestowed its annual AIA "Honor Award" on the Hill Auditorium renovation project - to recognize the University of Michigan venue with...

MIOSHA - Making a difference for 30 years

Date Posted: February 4 2005

By MIOSHA Director Doug Kalinowski 2005 is a milestone year for workplace safety and health in Michigan. It marks the 30th Anniversary of the modern MIOSHA program and the beginning...

News Briefs

Date Posted: February 4 2005

UA stalwart Doug Griffith dies Douglas W. Griffith, who served remarkably long tenures as business manager of Lansing Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 388 and as president of the Michigan...

22 Michigan Hardhats die on the job in 2004

Date Posted: January 21 2005

There were 22 construction worker fatalities in Michigan in 2004 - two less than in 2003 but about average comparing year-by-year deaths over the last decade. The highest number of...

Conservative 'working class movement' wins over voters abandoned by Dems

Date Posted: January 21 2005

Editor's note: Here's another in series examining the challenges organized labor faces as it contemplates historic changes to reinvigorate itself. By Barbara Kucera and Michael Kuchta Workday Minnesota and the...

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