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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: April 18 2003

Anti-union rules irk some in GOP  WASHINGTON (PAI) - Twenty-six GOP House members are asking Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to dump union reporting rules that would cost organized labor  millions...

Work stoppages a thing of the past

Date Posted: April 18 2003

The argument that the potential for strikes is a hindrance to hiring union workers took another blow last month, as the Labor Department reported that major work stoppages in the...

As new HQ goes up, Carhartt doesn't wear thin with building trades

Date Posted: April 4 2003

For more than a century, building trades workers have been the backbone of the customer base for Carhartt, a leading manufacturer of quality work clothes. Now, Carhartt is returning the...

General contractors get amnesty from court

Date Posted: April 4 2003

A Michigan general contractor was held not liable for on-the-job injuries suffered by an employee of a subcontractor, in a case published Jan. 28. The case involved an apprentice carpenter...

IUPAT roll out welcome on new union hall/apprenticeship school

Date Posted: April 4 2003

Painters District Council 22 held an open house at its new union hall and training center on March 19, and the building's layout said a great deal about the union's...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: April 4 2003

U.S. trade union population takes a hit Membership in construction trade unions declined for the second straight year, dropping nearly a full percentage point from 2001 to 2002. The U.S....

Slight dip in the road for state highway spending

Date Posted: April 4 2003

Road and bridge construction spending in Michigan will hit a speed bump this year, as state and federal legislators look to cut government spending wherever possible The state will be...

U.S. Senate Republicans deny extension of unemployment benefits

Date Posted: April 4 2003

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans had an opportunity to provide a little more help to the nation's laid-off workers. They failed miserably - and unanimously. On March 25, an amendment to...

Jobless workers who need help now have a few more options

Date Posted: March 21 2003

If you need to contact the Michigan Bureau of Workers and Unemployment Compensation (BWUC), following is some contact information: There are three new BWUC help centers around the state: Grand...

Michigan's unemployment system getting back on track

Date Posted: March 21 2003

LANSING - Six weeks after David Plawecki addressed a group of building trades leaders and described how there was "no excuse" for the state's abysmal unemployment compensation customer service record,...

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