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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions


Date Posted: May 2 2003

Unions question plane maintenance abroad  WASHINGTON (PAI) - Citing security concerns, the Teamsters, the Machinists, the Transport Workers and the AFL-CIO asked the federal government to suspend U.S. airplane maintenance...

State's get-tough law on work-zone speeders gets first court review

Date Posted: May 2 2003

Michigan's new law imposing tougher penalties on work zone speeders who injure or kill road workers is being applied for the first time in the courts. Enacted on Oct. 1,...

Steam crane still alive and scooping

Date Posted: May 2 2003

FRANKFORT - Michigan's last steam-powered crane is good to go for another season of work. Last fall, we reported that the days were numbered for a barge-mounted Orton-Whirley steam-powered crane...

Trades take center stage at performing arts center

Date Posted: May 2 2003

SAULT STE. MARIE - Northern Michigan's thespians, vocalists, hoofers and behind-the-scenes personnel next year will have a first-class facility in which to put their best foot forward, when Lake Superior...

Your health and safety matters…Since you're not stronger than dirt, make trench safety a priority

Date Posted: May 2 2003

At 2,700 lbs., a Volkswagen Beetle might be one of the lightest cars on the road. But you still wouldn't want one falling on your head. The same theory applies...

American Axle's headquarters campus rolls toward completion

Date Posted: April 18 2003

Construction work is starting to gear down on the seven-story, 252,000-square-foot American Axle and Manufacturing (AAM) headquarters building in Detroit. A short ceremony on March 31 marked the beginning of...

Building trades have an 'in' at MeadWestvaco outage

Date Posted: April 18 2003

ESCANABA - With a soft employment outlook for the building trades in the Upper Peninsula, it's good to have "steady Eddie" employers that keep the paychecks coming in. One of...

Building trades support the troops

Date Posted: April 18 2003

WASHINGTON - The Governing Board of Presidents of the AFL-CIO Building Trades Department expressed support for the U.S. troops serving in the Persian Gulf during the group's annual legislative conference...

Can't help falling…You can, with a good safety plan, well-fitting harness

Date Posted: April 18 2003

"Careful out there!" It's a safe bet that many construction workers hear a form of that admonition by a spouse or loved one every day before they leave for work...

Delegates seek to overcome prevailing wage protests, start construction spending

Date Posted: April 18 2003

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Armed with arguments showing construction projects  immediately put people to work, 2,578 delegates from the nation's building trades unions headed for Capitol Hill April 7-9 to lobby...

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