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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Construction's crystal ball: Activity to decline slightly in 2003

Date Posted: November 22 2002

The first set of prognosticators have weighed in with predictions for the nation's construction activity in the new year - and the news is pretty good. The Dodge Division of...

File jobless apps through the mail

Date Posted: November 22 2002

The State of Michigan is offering jobless workers a way of cutting through unemployment lines by filing their claims for jobless benefits through the mail. "Starting today (Oct, 28), we...

Granholm wins; but GOP is even stronger

Date Posted: November 22 2002

LANSING - In the attempt to gain a foothold in state government, Michigan's working families scored only some smaller victories - but one very big one - in the Nov....

Lame-duck session may or may not hold nasty surprises

Date Posted: November 22 2002

LANSING - Will the ongoing legislative session in our state's capitol be "the mother of all lame ducks" as predicted by Bill Ballenger, editor of Inside Michigan Politics? Or will...


Date Posted: November 22 2002

Contractors, union big political donors When it comes to political giving from contractors in the construction industry, who gives what to whom? The Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan, nonprofit...

Plumbers 98's new union hall: 'You should be proud of this building'

Date Posted: November 22 2002

Plumbers Local 98 officially opened the doors of its new union hall with an open house on Nov. 4. Local 98 marked the move from its Detroit location to the...

Are you drinking enough water?

Date Posted: November 8 2002

Did you know that 75% of all Americans are chronically dehydrated? Did you know that in 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken...

Christmas comes early for Heat's On recipients

Date Posted: November 8 2002

At a time when charitable giving is down around the country, volunteers came out in droves to help support the Detroit Heat's On program last month. A collaboration between union...

Compuware HQ readies to load tenants

Date Posted: November 8 2002

The first trickle of Compuware employees will begin to inhabit the company's new 15-story Detroit headquarters building next month, signaling the beginning of the end of the construction process for...

Iron workers, operators strengthen ties with completion of training frame

Date Posted: November 8 2002

HOWELL - As iron framework goes, the 50-ft. by 75-ft. by 60-ft. high structure at the Operating Engineers Local 324 Training Center is pretty modest compared to the steel on...

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