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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Ren Cen nearly a wrap

Date Posted: December 10 2004

Nearly nine years after General Motors acquired the Renaissance Center for $75 million, the transformation of the five million square-foot complex into GM's headquarters is nearly complete. The final portion...

Slow release for Soo Locks money

Date Posted: December 10 2004

SAULT STE. MARIE - Congress has been trickling out funds to build a new Soo lock in recent years, but a deluge of money is needed. In November, Congress released...

Stay a while: Wayne State invites students with new residence hall

Date Posted: December 10 2004

Wayne State University, long known as a commuter college, wants a substantial number of its students to stop commuting. General contractor Walbridge-Aldinger, a slew of subcontractors and more than 200...

'This is what happens when you vote that way'

Date Posted: December 10 2004

Overtime protection for millions is probably dead When he won the Nov. 2 election, President George W. Bush said he had earned “political capital” and expected to use it to...

Employers slap lawsuits on retirees to slither out of health care obligations

Date Posted: November 26 2004

Employers are now suing individual union retirees in an effort to lower their company's health care liability. Until about a decade ago, health care benefits for both union and salaried...

Good and hard

Date Posted: November 26 2004

If you weren't a little alarmed about our front-page report regarding employers suing innocent retirees in an effort to convince a judge to cancel the retirees' health benefits, you should...

Labor looks to future, then looks at itself, following Bush win

Date Posted: November 26 2004

"We have survived wars. We have survived recessions. But can we survive four more years of this?" - meaning another term for President Bush - asked AFL-CIO Executive Vice President...

New emergency/trauma center goes up at Marquette General

Date Posted: November 26 2004

MARQUETTE - As of mid-November, there was no snow on the ground here and temperatures were in the mid-40s. It has been very good weather for building one of the...

News Briefs

Date Posted: November 26 2004

Union agent Merriman dies Jim Merriman, a business agent with the Greater Detroit Building Trades Council and Operating Engineers Local 324, died of cancer on Nov. 16, 2004. He was...

Roofers follow pattern of quality with new slate roof

Date Posted: November 26 2004

ANN ARBOR - In 1872, seven years after the Civil War ended and the year in which Ulysses S. Grant was re-elected president, roofers put a slate roof on the...

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