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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Poof! You're an executive! Now take a cut in pay

Date Posted: August 6 2004

Most workers who will lose money under the new Bush overtime provisions will at least get a new title. One result of the new rules, predicts Economic Policy Institute Vice...

Pro-worker themes Mark Kerry speech before Democrats

Date Posted: August 6 2004

BOSTON (PAI) – Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kerry included a wide range of pro-worker and pro-middle class themes in his July 29 speech accepting his party’s nomination. His speech...

Undergrad Science Building goes up on dense, immense Palmer Drive

Date Posted: August 6 2004

ANN ARBOR – The building trades and construction manager Barton Malow are helping the University of Michigan fill in one of the few open places remaining on its sprawling campus,...

Bush vs. the American worker…President picks fight on various fronts

Date Posted: July 23 2004

Some union workers may have given George W. Bush the benefit of the doubt in 2000. But organized labor leaders and the Democratic Party believe that when workers understand what...

Clean slate: new roof for an old school

Date Posted: July 23 2004

Lowrey School in Dearborn got a pretty good return on its investment in high-end roofing materials in 1927. The original slate roof has served its purpose well but has been...

Educated voters key to making every vote count in 2004

Date Posted: July 23 2004

“Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good: ‘Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm.” -Ralph Waldo...

News Briefs

Date Posted: July 23 2004

Small jump for May construction New U.S. construction starts in May were up 1 percent compared to the previous month, according to McGraw-Hill Construction. "The construction industry has picked up...

Of primary importance: vote on Tuesday, Aug. 3

Date Posted: July 23 2004

The Nov. 2 general election ballot – which will include George W. Bush and John Kerry – will get the lion’s share of attention from U.S. voters this year. But...

Rained out May 20-24? Disaster $ may be available

Date Posted: July 23 2004

Michigan residents in 19 counties who were left temporarily or permanently unemployed because of damage from storms and tornadoes that swept through the counties in late May may be eligible...

The Gangbox - Assorted News and Notes

Date Posted: July 23 2004

Investment returns in multi-employer pension funds improved in 2003, said a survey conducted by New York-based Segal Advisors and reported by the Construction Labor Report last month. The report found there...

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