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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: October 11 2002

Iron Workers help Stephens campaign Running a campaign for public office isn't cheap - especially when the office is for a non-paying position like the University of Michigan Board of...

There are good reasons to endorse Granholm and most Democrats

Date Posted: October 11 2002

It's been said that if you don't vote, don't complain. Sounds about right to me. The right to cast a vote is a sacred held trust in our nation, but...

Union Statistics

Date Posted: October 11 2002

Heavy and highway work. Union construction contractors were awarded 55 percent in terms of dollar volume of all heavy and highway work in the U.S. over the past five years,...

Who are those guys? Part 3

Date Posted: October 11 2002

(Last in a series of three articles examining the membership roster of the Associated Builders and Contractors, a group established in 1950 to counteract the goals of construction unions in...

Health care costs likely to start incursion into your paycheck

Date Posted: September 27 2002

Get ready for a bigger chunk of your pay raises to be allocated to health care costs. In fact, the "health care crisis" in the U.S. is so severe, said...

Heimlich, CPR training can save a life

Date Posted: September 27 2002

Earning a first aid card through the Michigan Construction Trades Safety Institute's Save-A-Life program brings obvious benefits to your job in the skilled trades. Yet medical emergencies can arise anywhere,...

Labor rallies, but will members vote?

Date Posted: September 27 2002

LANSING - Several thousand union members marched to the steps of the State Capitol Sept. 19, getting the attention of lawmakers with union banners, shirts, flags, placards - and a...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: September 27 2002

ENR lists top contractors Several Michigan firms are on the annual rankings of the Engineering News Record's top 400 contractors. Among the top 100 firms are Southfield-based Barton-Malow (#34), Walbridge-Aldinger...

Steam-powered scoop: historic crane's days may be numbered

Date Posted: September 27 2002

FRANKFORT - Steam power is alive and (sort of) well on the Great Lakes. No, not in the form of a locomotive train engine or paddle-wheel boat at one of...

Thanks for your generosity after Sept. 11

Date Posted: September 27 2002

In the days and weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, employees, workers and employers of the Michigan building trades and construction industry made numerous contributions of time, talents and resources to...

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