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Landmark marks labor's 'rich heritage'

Date Posted: September 5 2003

The gap at the top of the 63-foot tall Michigan Labor Legacy Landmark represents labor's unfinished tasks. But on Aug. 21, one of those tasks was officially placed in the...

Legacy Landmark also highlights link between the building trades and AGC

Date Posted: September 5 2003

By Douglas L. Maibach, P.E. Just off the corner of Jefferson and Griswold at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit is a towering new 63-foot-high stainless steel arch that is a...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: September 5 2003

Boilermakers' Marek New MBTC president Boilermakers Local 169 Business Manager John Marek has been appointed to fill the two years remaining in the term of Michigan Building and Construction Trades...

Trades celebrate a soggy Labor Day

Date Posted: September 5 2003

A diehard group of a few thousand building trades workers and their families braved the wet weather on Sept. 1 and celebrated Labor Day - with umbrellas and ponchos joining...

AFL-CIO further delays action vs. Carpenters

Date Posted: August 22 2003

The AFL-CIO has decided to "indefinitely" delay punitive action against the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners (UBC), which stopped paying dues to the labor federation in 2001. The Carpenters...

Michigan due for whopper construction worker shortage, demographer claims

Date Posted: August 22 2003

By and large, Hardhats are highly skeptical of claims that there are, or will be, shortages of construction workers. "There isn't enough work to keep everyone employed now," is one...

New rail tunnel on the right track with union commitment

Date Posted: August 22 2003

Union groups showed they were all aboard a $400 million plan to convert an existing pair of railway tunnels under the Detroit River to hold truck traffic, while building a...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: August 22 2003

Study: Union trades more productive Construction projects that use union labor are 17 percent more productive than those that use nonunion labor, a new study has found. The study is...

'Our mission has been the protection of the worker'

Date Posted: August 22 2003

The approach of Labor Day - a holiday that celebrates the contributions of the American worker - offers us the opportunity to take a quick look back at the founding...

Pipe trades unveil new Great Lakes training facility

Date Posted: August 22 2003

YPSILANTI - The 50-year anniversary of the week-long United Association of Plumbers, Pipe Fitters and Sprinkler Fitters Instructor Program coincided with another major milestone: the dedication of the UA's new...

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