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NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: July 25 2003

MSU Prof. Kreuger was a labor advocate  Michigan State University Professor Daniel Krueger - an advocate for working people and a particular friend of the building trades - died of...

OSHA kills requirement to count ergo injuries

Date Posted: July 25 2003

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Not only will the Bush Administration not allow OSHA to regulate ergonomic injuries - it won't even count them. In a June 30 decision in the Federal...

State re-funds road projects

Date Posted: July 25 2003

LANSING - A large chunk of money to repair Michigan's roads and bridges has been lost and found. Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Republican leaders in the state legislature moved their...

Trades restore lofty part of Fisher Building's opulence

Date Posted: July 25 2003

Building trades workers are helping to restore some of the lost luster atop the "Golden Tower of the Fisher Building." Erected in 1928, the Fisher Building is described by its...

Wage increases take a slight dip

Date Posted: July 25 2003

Average first-year contract settlements for wage and benefits in the U.S. construction industry in the first half of 2003 have resulted in increases of $1.45 or 4.3 percent - a...

Health care dilemma highlights ABC's various shortcomings

Date Posted: July 11 2003

Tradesman Viewpoint Around this time every year, we learn a little bit about what's on the plate for the coming year for the anti-union Associated Builders and Contractors after they...

Inspiring work by masons working at Islamic Center

Date Posted: July 11 2003

The Islamic Center of America mosque in Dearborn is beset by a shortage of money to complete the $15 project - but fortunately there was no shortage of talent among...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: July 11 2003

Wage survey needs help from contractors  The building trades are knee-deep in the effort to help the U.S. Department of Labor get an accurate assessment of prevailing wage rates across...

New use for old NMU fieldhouse

Date Posted: July 11 2003

MARQUETTE - Tom Izzo's old basketball court stomping ground is being turned into office space. Renovations are ongoing to transform the 130,000-square-foot Northern Michigan University's Hedgecock Fieldhouse into a multi-story...

Repeal prevailing wage? Any savings 'likely to be small,' researcher says

Date Posted: July 11 2003

LANSING - A coalition of statewide union construction industry organizations recently organized their first-ever prevailing wage orientation session for state legislators entitled, "Don't be fooled by the newest shell game...

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