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'If the economy picks up…'A familiar refrain to construction industry hoping for a better 2004

Date Posted: January 9 2004

As the odometer flips into 2004, Michigan's construction industry seems to be settling into an unwelcome, stagnant pattern that exhibits an excess of "what-ifs" and a serious shortage of opportunities...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: January 9 2004

'Freedom Tower' planned for NYC NEW YORK - The "Freedom Tower" has been chosen as the design to replace the World Trade Center towers in Manhattan, and if constructed, would...

Overtime ban gets stay of execution, but prospects are poor

Date Posted: January 9 2004

WASHINGTON (PAI)- President George W. Bush's plan to cut eight million U.S. workers from eligibility for overtime pay isn't quite a done deal, as we reported last month. But it's...

Scaffold safety: Don't let what goes up, come down

Date Posted: January 9 2004

By Jerry Faber Safety Director AGC-SE Michigan It is estimated that protecting workers from scaffold-related accidents would prevent 4,500 injuries and 50 deaths each year, according to the Occupational Safety...

Defined road work zones strengthen law in Michigan

Date Posted: December 26 2003

In Michigan, state lawmakers are answering the question, where does a construction zone begin? That question has never been an issue until earlier this year, when a Macomb Township woman...

'Do no harm?' New Medicare law may be a cure worse than the disease

Date Posted: December 26 2003

By U.S. Rep. John Dingell Ranking member, Energy and Commerce Committee When the president signed into law the Medicare bill that barely passed Congress, he performed radical experimental surgery that...

Hand sanitizers and more toilets = a more sanitary jobsite

Date Posted: December 26 2003

Editor's note: An article we published last month said that with the worker-friendly Gov. Granholm Administration in place, appointees to the Michigan Construction Standards Commission may be more receptive to...

Industry leaders put construction safety on agenda

Date Posted: December 26 2003

LANSING - Michigan's construction workers may not know it, but they have a day dedicated to their safety. The 13th annual Michigan Construction Safety Day will be held Tuesday, Jan....

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: December 26 2003

Book-Cadillac work expected to resume Construction workers are expected to be back in the Book-Cadillac hotel beginning the week of Jan. 5. Hazardous materials abatement work started at the historic...

Republican inaction brings long, cold winter for nation's jobless

Date Posted: December 26 2003

WASHINGTON D.C. - For the second year in a row, Congressional Republicans are leaving Washington for the year without extending the federal Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation (TEUC) program, allowing the...

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