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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Appeals Court upholds prevailing wage, but Supreme Court looms

Date Posted: September 19 2003

LANSING - The Michigan Prevailing Wage Act survived another assault by the anti-union Associated Builders and Contractors, as a state Court of Appeals panel ruled last month that the law...

Hardhats help form new safety measures following disasters

Date Posted: September 19 2003

Thousands of building trades workers who volunteered to look for victims immediately after the collapse of the World Trade Center towers two years ago this month are among the event's...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: September 19 2003

Trades MOVE into new organizing mode  The Building Trades Department, AFL-CIO, has announced a new training agenda that will be the successor to the 14-year-old COMET program. The new program...

Senate cancels rules to deny OT for workers

Date Posted: September 19 2003

WASHINGTON - A strong push by organized labor won over a handful of Republican senators on Sept. 10, who voted with Democrats to bar the Bush Administration from issuing new...

State offers more phone access for jobless benefits

Date Posted: September 19 2003

The state's telephone system for accepting unemployment claims is now open for business in the south-central Michigan region served by 517 area code. The telephone filing system now accepts calls...

Trades convene at Convention Center

Date Posted: September 19 2003

GRAND RAPIDS - The new $220 million De Vos Place Convention Center, a one million square-foot complex expansion that will include an exhibition hall, flexible-use ballroom and a "grand gallery,"...

We built this village… Visteon HQ is topped out

Date Posted: September 19 2003

VAN BUREN TWP. - With last month's topping out of the five major buildings that make up Visteon Village, the site is beginning to look a little more like a...

Bush hangs his hat on tax cuts to cure U.S. economic ills

Date Posted: September 5 2003

The presidency of George W. Bush has been dominated by three major issues: the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, the war with Iraq, and the nation's economy. Most Democrats...

File by phone system in place for jobless apps

Date Posted: September 5 2003

The state's telephone system for accepting unemployment claims is open for business in western Michigan and unemployed workers are being encouraged to use it. "The phone process for filing unemployment...

Labor's agenda 'is not the agenda of this administration'

Date Posted: September 5 2003

President Bush's budget for 2004 will reflect a shortfall of $480 billion. Over nearly three years, the Bush Administration has been giving American workers the short end of the stick,...

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