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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

He said, she said... Labor Day brings out the differences between Whitmer, Schuette

Date Posted: September 21 2018

In 2012 she called the state's right-to-work law "petty and vindictive politics at its most disgusting." He supports right-to-work, and as the state's attorney general in 2013 went out of...

Iron worker leads 'raising gang' for veterans memorial wall

Date Posted: September 21 2018

(Editor's note: Ken Bradshaw is an Army veteran and a 34-year retired member of Iron Workers Local 8 in the Upper Peninsula. More than a year after the dedication of...

News Briefs

Date Posted: September 21 2018

New details on Gordie Howe Bridge A great deal of demolition, utility and civil work has already taken place in preparation of construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge between...

No straight-ticket voting on Nov. 6 ballot

Date Posted: September 21 2018

Michigan's option for straight-ticket voting is no more. A federal Appeals Court ruling on Sept. 5 cleared the way to prevent voters from picking all Democrats or all Republicans on...

Prevailing wage repeal law should be tossed, group argues

Date Posted: September 21 2018

LANSING - Protect Michigan Jobs, the union-backed coalition that battled efforts to repeal Michigan's prevailing wage law, filed a motion on Sept. 10 before the state's Court of Claims, asking...

'Undo and screw' GOP shenanigans strip wage, sick leave proposals from Nov. 6 ballot

Date Posted: September 21 2018

LANSING - Another day in the Michigan Legislature, another outrage. State Republican lawmakers on Sept. 5 voted to adopt two proposals originally slated to go on the Nov. 6 general...

DTE Energy breaks ground on $1B Blue Water Energy Center

Date Posted: September 7 2018

EAST CHINA TWP. - DTE Energy on Aug. 21 broke ground on a new $1 billion natural gas-fueled plant, the Blue Water Energy Center. The utility said it will be...

Got milk? At Prairie Farms, it will be 'ultra' cold and long-lasting

Date Posted: September 7 2018

BATTLE CREEK - A $29 million investment at the Prairie Farms Dairy will allow the company to add 16 new positions, manufacture new specialty products and expand distribution of its...

News Briefs

Date Posted: September 7 2018

No stopping CEO pay increases The average CEO of the 350 largest firms in the U.S. received $18.9 million in compensation in 2017, a 17.6 percent increase over 2016. If the...

Producing national champs is getting routine for Local 169

Date Posted: September 7 2018

For the sixth time in the past seven years, the winner of the Boilermaker International Union's National Apprenticeship Competition has come from Michigan's Local 169. Congratulations to Josh Slater, who...

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