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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Responsible contracting seen as a 'building block' for unions, contractors

Date Posted: February 6 2004

LANSING – One of the most potentially lucrative building markets in Michigan – new school construction and renovation – is getting wider attention from building trades unions and their contractors....

To pour salt into workers' wounds, Bush issues ideas for keeping pay low

Date Posted: February 6 2004

If you think it’s bad enough that President Bush has put the screws to American workers by ramming through a plan that substitutes comp time for overtime… whoops, he did...

Trades return to Karn-Weadock for 'major, major modifications' By Marty Mulcahy Editor

Date Posted: February 6 2004

ESSEXVILLE – The building trades have once again returned in droves to the Consumers Energy’s Karn-Weadock Generating Complex, this time taking part in an 86-day facility shutdown that will encompass...

Big job, big crane at Ford Rouge

Date Posted: January 23 2004

The installation of a utility trestle in a hard-to-reach area at the Ford Rouge plant brings to mind a tune that's on a popular children's construction video - "if you've...

Granholm signs road worker safety laws

Date Posted: January 23 2004

LANSING - Gov. Jennifer Granholm on Jan. 9 signed a legislative package that is designed to strengthen road worker safety laws. Granholm signed into law House Bill 5089, which gives...

'I don't think they care…' Levin assails GOP for not extending jobless benefits

Date Posted: January 23 2004

Congressman Sander Levin acknowledged that the agenda for his Jan. 14 visit to the IBEW Local 58 hall in Detroit was a blatant attempt to shame President Bush and Republicans...


Date Posted: January 23 2004

Race to the bottom extends below Mexico TOLEDO, Ohio (PAI) - Shouldn't we have expected this? Faced with their jobs being sent from Mexico to China, the 10,000 union workers...

State decides it is better to receive than to give away federal highway money

Date Posted: January 23 2004

LANSING - Michigan needs to spend an additional $700 million a year on its highway system to improve road and bridge conditions, expand key routes to relieve traffic congestion and...

Trades restore Hill Auditorium's lost luster

Date Posted: January 23 2004

ANN ARBOR - A 20-month renovation project by the building trades and the Christman Co. has restored Hill Auditorium on the University of Michigan campus to its original grandeur. Designed...

Auto show 2004 Trades light up Cobo Center

Date Posted: January 9 2004

Few construction jobs are as sought-after as those setting up Detroit's North American International Auto Show. Cobo Center offers a climate-controlled environment during cold weather and interesting work. More than...

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