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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

The Gang Box - Assorted News & Notes

Date Posted: January 24 2003

Crystal ball. Another prognostication for the future of the nation's construction industry has weighed in. Construction consulting firm FMI expects new construction in the U.S. will increase by 3 percent during...

A home addition that breaks the mold

Date Posted: January 10 2003

The wide world of the building trades isn’t all about building roads and bridges and digging ditches and erecting buildings. Sometimes, when you go off the beaten track, you will...

Construction in Michigan rocks or reels, depending on your whereabouts

Date Posted: January 10 2003

Location, location, location. Right now, where you live in Michigan goes a long way toward determining whether you’re employed in the building trades. Our annual – and admittedly informal –...

'Democracy is not a spectator sport,' new Gov. Granholm declares at inauguration

Date Posted: January 10 2003

LANSING – With remarks that echoed her election themes of inclusiveness, family and fiscal responsibility, Gov. Jennifer Granholm took the oath of office on Jan. 1. “Citizenship in a democracy...

Four more years at GDBTC for Devlin, Hamilton

Date Posted: January 10 2003

Leadership at the Greater Detroit Building Trades Council (GDBTC) will remain unchanged for the next four years, as Patrick Devlin (Secretary-Treasurer) and John Hamilton (President) were re-elected without opposition to...

GOP controls a not-so-worker-friendly legislative agenda

Date Posted: January 10 2003

WASHINGTON (PAI) – Comp time for overtime. Vouchers. More tax cuts for the rich. Another attack on Davis-Bacon. Those are just a few of the issues labor legislative representatives expect...

News Briefs

Date Posted: January 10 2003

Trades get 2 wins in PLA decisions As time ran out on the year 2002, two building trades councils scored major victories in the fight to uphold project labor agreements...

Election 2002 - Union members went with Dems, even with Dems' weak message

Date Posted: December 20 2002

A nationwide election night poll of union members found that 68 percent of union members voted for a Democrat in the U.S. House races and 70 percent voted for a...

Foreman given jail time after worker is electrocuted

Date Posted: December 20 2002

For the first time in 27 years in Michigan, a construction worker has been given jail time for being responsible for a fellow worker's death on a job site. Michigan...


Date Posted: December 20 2002

Bush courts unions with terrorism insurance WASHINGTON (PAI) - Repeatedly saying "it's time to get our hard-hats back to work," GOP President George W. Bush used the signing ceremony for...

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