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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Gang Box

Date Posted: June 25 2004

Wal-Mart has received more than $1 billion in subsidies from state and local government, according to a new report by the public interest group Good Jobs First. The group combed public...

News Briefs

Date Posted: June 25 2004

Help available for state’s jobless  Unemployed workers who have questions or problems with their state unemployment benefit claims now have another option for getting help. A new state Unemployment Insurance...

Spartan fans can go up another level

Date Posted: June 25 2004

EAST LANSING – The building trades are erecting an entirely new area to watch Michigan State football above the west bleachers of Spartan Stadium – but they won’t be the...

Trades' talents on display during DIA renovation

Date Posted: June 25 2004

The Detroit Institute of Arts wants guests like Whistler’s Mother and permanent residents created by Rembrandt, Van Gogh and other artists to have as comfortable a home as possible. So...

Trade unions open a can of tax worms for ABC

Date Posted: June 25 2004

Building trades unions are trying new tactics to fight back at the anti-union Associated Builders and Contractors. Over the last several months, we have reported how the AFL-CIO Building Trades...

At Costco, good paying jobs are good business

Date Posted: June 11 2004

We found it. We knew there was a better corporate model out there that showed Wal-Mart’s philosophy of low employee wages and benefits and high dissatisfaction isn’t the only way...

GOP measures threaten OSHA safety standards

Date Posted: June 11 2004

WASHINGTON (PAI)- A package of four bills affecting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, pushed through the GOP-run House on virtual party-line votes last month, weakens the job safety agency,...

Labor asked to tip the scales for John Kerry

Date Posted: June 11 2004

With perhaps the most important election for working families in a generation only a few months away the country is split almost evenly between Bush and Kerry supporters, much like...

Local 174's Bennett wants 'to do some good;' runs for state representative

Date Posted: June 11 2004

MUSKEGON – “Republicans control both the state House and Senate and I know that unions and working people have been taking a beating. We need to be recognized and supported...

News Briefs

Date Posted: June 11 2004

MIOSHA works OT for safety sake  MIOSHA Construction Safety and Health Division inspectors will be stepping up visits to state job sites this summer during non-traditional hours – including evenings...

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