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MBTC delegates challenged: 'It's time to take back the state'

Date Posted: August 30 2002

MT. PLEASANT - For workers in Michigan and around the nation, the fight for respect, fair wages and safe workplaces never ends. That concept formed the foundation of the 45th...

Michigan trades endorse Granholm

Date Posted: August 30 2002

MT. PLEASANT - Jennifer Granholm was unanimously endorsed for Michigan governor Aug. 21 by delegates to the Michigan Building Trades Council's 45th Annual Convention. "Jennifer Granholm envisions a bright future...


Date Posted: August 30 2002

Recruitment program for veterans begins "From Helmets to Hardhats" is the name given to a program to recruit personnel leaving military service for careers in construction. Formally started by representatives...

Operators Blue take 2002 softball title

Date Posted: August 30 2002

The Operating Engineers Local 324 Blue team rode a stellar 19-4 record en route to winning the 2002 Building Trades Softball League Championship. The league wrapped up play on Monday,...

'Working North America has held up its end of the bargain'

Date Posted: August 30 2002

By Edwin Hill IBEW International President We're in the middle of what might be called the patriotic season. In early July we celebrated Canada Day and Independence Day, and on...

Another busy season for road work(ers)

Date Posted: August 16 2002

$1.5 billion keeps trades active around the state With $1.5 billion being spent to repair and rebuild Michigan's roads this year, Hardhats working on building and improving the state's streets...

Congress gives final OK to Fast Track

Date Posted: August 16 2002

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Congress yielded to pressure from the business community and the Bush Administration and gave final approval to fast-track trade authority for the president. The key vote came...

Election Year 2002: November ballot features Granholm vs. Postuhumus, other important races

Date Posted: August 16 2002

A contentious primary among a field of strong candidates race for governor brought forth Jennifer Granholm, who easily won the Democratic nomination on Aug. 6. Granholm won 48 percent of...

Greatest challenge to installing new pollution controls at Monroe Power Plant is the plant itself

Date Posted: August 16 2002

MONROE - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's nationwide drive to reduce fossil fuel power plant emissions has brought about a remarkably complex and costly engineering and construction project that will...

Labor Day 2002 celebrations scheduled

Date Posted: August 16 2002

On Monday, Sept. 2, make plans to attend Labor Day celebrations in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Marquette and Muskegon. The Detroit parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m., with the building trades...

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