Skip to main content

Past Issues

The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

A day in the life of Joe Middle-Class Republican

Date Posted: October 1 2004

Joe gets up at 6 a.m. to prepare his morning coffee. He fills his pot full of good clean drinking water because some liberal fought for minimum water quality standards....

DOT director is operator for a day: 'I can see your people work hard'

Date Posted: October 1 2004

HOWELL – Michigan Department of Transportation (DOT) Director Gloria Jeff is accustomed to operating a state division with hundreds of employees, but on Sept. 10, she became an operating engineer...

Lawmakers try to save overtime provisions; Bush threatens veto

Date Posted: October 1 2004

WASHINGTON (PAI) – A lot of Republicans are joining Democrats in the fight to save overtime pay. But there’s one Republican – the man in the Oval Office – who...

News Briefs

Date Posted: October 1 2004

ABC's money, time flow to Bush WASHINGTON (PAI) - It's said that a man is known by the company he keeps. A recent news release by the anti-union Associated Builders...

Trades help put educational house at home in Hands-On Museum

Date Posted: October 1 2004

ANN ARBOR – The hands of the building trades and their contractors are all over the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Providing money, materials and time, the Washtenaw County Building Trades...

Your vote for U.S. president

Date Posted: October 1 2004

You’ve got to hand it to either Democratic challenger John Kerry, left, or Republican incumbent George W. Bush, right Here’s a comparison of how they stand on various issues. Jobs...

House snubs Bush, votes to overturn new overtime rules

Date Posted: September 17 2004

A political hot-potato got a little hotter on Sept. 9, as the U.S. House voted 223-193 to bar the Bush Administration from enforcing rules that would strip overtime rights from...

Labor Day, 2004 - Edwards states case for Kerry presidency

Date Posted: September 17 2004

“If you believe that America is going in the right direction, you should vote for George Bush,” said Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards. “John Kerry and I have a...

New iron looks over Spartans' gridiron

Date Posted: September 17 2004

EAST LANSING – A milestone for the ongoing renovations at Spartan Stadium was reached on July 30, with the topping out of the structural iron that will support new seating,...

News Briefs

Date Posted: September 17 2004

Construction activity climbs through July U.S. construction experienced a strong jump in the month of July, rising 5% to $595.1 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction. For the first seven months...

By Month