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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Labor walks, talks in Michigan on Sept. 2

Date Posted: August 20 2004

The importance of Michigan’s union members as a voting bloc cannot be underestimated. In the 2000 presidential campaign, some 43 percent of all Michigan voters came from union households, with...

New expansion at Metro Airport as Northwest capitalizes B and C terminals

Date Posted: August 20 2004

More than two years after opening the $1.2 billion McNamara Terminal at Detroit Metro Airport, Northwest Airlines is expanding its capacity for handling passengers and smaller, regional jets. Construction manager...

News Briefs

Date Posted: August 20 2004

$280 K in fines for truss collapse  Federal OSHA has proposed $280,000 in fines for a contractor building the Maumee River Bridge in Toledo, a section of which collapsed Feb....

President Bush: Hardly a bystander in war on workers

Date Posted: August 20 2004

For America’s working families, the stakes in this fall’s presidential elections are the greatest of a lifetime, and the outcome of the election may well determine the shape of basic...

Silicosis dust risk nothing to sneeze at

Date Posted: August 20 2004

Death and injury to road workers in construction zones is a familiar and sad story. Usually we think of these tragedies in terms of highway traffic. Now, another risk to...

The Gangbox - Assorted News and Notes

Date Posted: August 20 2004

The Northern Michigan Building Trades Council’s 5th annual sporting clay shoot will be held with an 11 a.m. shotgun start on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Eagle Ridge Sporting Clays, Lewiston Sportsmen’s...

Bush's new OT rules ready to reclassify workers, reduce pay

Date Posted: August 6 2004

If you believe Bush officials, his Labor Department’s new overtime regulations are “fair-pay rules” that “strengthen overtime protections.” But if you believe two new studies, the rules strengthen protections all...

Clearly, you can help improve Michigan's electrical deregulation law

Date Posted: August 6 2004

Michigan’s electrical industry CLEAR Coalition – which includes the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council – is looking for a boost from the public. The coalition says it was formed...

Get ready for Labor Day, 2004

Date Posted: August 6 2004

Although it’s never pleasant talking about the end of summer in Michigan, we will make an exception because it is traditionally marked by Labor Day, which is only one month...

News Briefs

Date Posted: August 6 2004

Both sides closer on asbestos talks  Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said negotiators “have never been this close” to an agreement on the creation of a huge new trust fund...

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