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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

What's up with sluggish wages increases?

Date Posted: October 19 2018

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Contractors squeezed by material costs, tariffs, worker shortages

Date Posted: October 5 2018

Prices for goods and services used in construction costs climbed 6.2 percent over the past year, intensifying a cost squeeze on contractors grappling with widespread labor shortages, according to an...

Forced layoff ends, Operators back on road projects

Date Posted: October 5 2018

LANSING — The nearly month-long forced layoff of Operating Engineers Local 324 members by the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association contractors came to an end Sept. 27, when both sides...

From the ashes, union brotherhood arises to benefit stricken Boilermaker

Date Posted: October 5 2018

DETROIT - For Boilermaker Bill Tyler and his wife Nancy, not much good has come out of a potentially horrific on-the-job incident - other than a deeper appreciation for each...

News Briefs

Date Posted: October 5 2018

Survey: safety matters more on union sites Construction firms that employ at least some union workers are more likely to perform safety best practices and undergo OSHA training than those with...

Report stings Schuette for suing to deny OT money for Michigan

Date Posted: October 5 2018

Through their words, votes and actions, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette have made clear their complete opposite stances on issues of importance to organized labor over the years....

Trades erecting hotel for Saganing Eagles casino

Date Posted: October 5 2018

STANDISH - Next year, if your arm gets tired after an evening of pushing slot machine buttons at the Saganing Eagles Landing Casino, a bed to stay the night will...

'What's not at stake?' Looming general election offers workers a chance to finally bring change

Date Posted: October 5 2018

If the turnout for the Aug. 7 primary election is any indication, Michigan voters are highly motivated this year. If you and your family haven't been similarly motivated to vote...

125 years - Plumbers 98 celebrates milestone

Date Posted: September 21 2018

DETROIT - The pipe trades industry has changed a bit since the Plumbers Association of Detroit was granted a charter by the United Association, creating Plumbers Local 98 in December...

Healthy construction industry has few worries

Date Posted: September 21 2018

U.S. construction spending inched higher from June to July, up 0.1 percent, but spending was up 5.2 percent since the beginning of the year. On the jobs side, construction employment...

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