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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Trades at the top of the Fox

Date Posted: July 23 2004

RESTORATION work on the exterior terra cotta of the Fox Theatre in Detroit continued last month, with employees of restoration Grunwell-Cashero on the job. Masons from Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers...

Ad campaign points out union advantage

Date Posted: July 9 2004

SAGINAW – What do union trades workers have that their nonunion counterparts don’t? How about higher productivity, a better safety record and as a result, a savings to the bottom...

Granholm urges full funding, road spending equity for Michigan

Date Posted: July 9 2004

LANSING – Gov. Jennifer Granholm on June 29 told the Michigan Road Builders Association (MRBA) that it is urgent Congress pass a federal highway bill that returns a fair share...

Labor's top priority:Targeting, convincing swing voters in Michigan

Date Posted: July 9 2004

It’s presidential election season. In case you haven’t noticed. What used to take only a few months, from the summer party conventions to the November elections, has turned into a...

News Briefs

Date Posted: July 9 2004

Drug costs hikes triple inflation rate  WASHINGTON – Starting June 1, Medicare discount cards began to be distributed to U.S. senior citizens. According to the American Association of Retired Persons,...

On the record: Bush's anti-worker bias isn't hard to find

Date Posted: July 9 2004

Why are the building trades unions and the rest of organized labor supporting Democrat John Kerry for U.S. president? Mainly because there is a three-and-a-half year record by President Bush...

Steady pace marks construction operations at Crittenton Hospital

Date Posted: July 9 2004

The building trades and construction manager Barton Malow are working to make the Crittenton Hospital Medical Center into a bigger and better provider of health care services for northern Oakland...

The Gangbox - Assorted News and Notes

Date Posted: July 9 2004

Kerry: jobs exporting is wrong. “I’ve met steelworkers and mine workers and autoworkers who are now ex-workers. They’ve watched their jobs and equipment unbolted before their eyes and shipped overseas –...

Bush's NLRB may set another hurdle for union organizing

Date Posted: June 25 2004

In what could foreshadow a radical change in federal labor law, the National Labor Relations Board announced June 7 it will review the legality of “card-check” rules that are used...

Coming clean on hand sanitizers: They're good, but soap and water are better

Date Posted: June 25 2004

With many construction workers unable to use soap and running water during their entire workday, how effective are alcohol-based hand sanitizers as a substitute? Not surprisingly, some of the research...

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