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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Maddaloni urges solidarity: 'building trades are 'the lifeline of all of our members'

Date Posted: April 26 2002

WASHINGTON - In a highly charged atmosphere, with rumors flying about internal union politics at the AFL-CIO Building Trades Department's Legislative Convention, Martin Maddaloni, general president of the United Association...

'Mother Church' undergoes extensive makeover

Date Posted: April 26 2002

The Archdiocese of Detroit's "Mother Church" - The Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, is undergoing its most extensive renovation ever. Constructed in 1915 at Woodward and Belmont as a...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: April 26 2002

Petitions bolster straight-party ballots The Michigan Bureau of Elections has until May 20 to verify 253,321 petition signatures that would kill a new state Republican law which outlaws straight-party voting....

Painters' Monroe blasts BT's Sullivan; no action on UBC re-affiliation

Date Posted: April 26 2002

WASHINGTON - Most delegates to the annual AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department's annual legislative conference April 15-18 may have assumed that resolving jurisdictional issues and coming to terms with...

2002 a vital year for voting in Michigan - are you registered?

Date Posted: April 12 2002

"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual - or at least...

ABC won't win merit badge from workers

Date Posted: April 12 2002

It's always revealing to get an update on where the anti-union contractor group ABC is headed, since their direction is nearly always in the opposite direction of building trades unions....

Labor, Dems reach out to white male gun owners

Date Posted: April 12 2002

Unions are doing a better job than in years past of communicating their political message to their membership - unless the members are Caucasian male firearm owners. Internal polling by...

New Holt High School makes a big footprint

Date Posted: April 12 2002

HOLT - A cramped 35-year-old high school building and anticipated long-term population growth in the Holt School District prompted voters to approve a $73 million bond issue to improve and...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: April 12 2002

Hunter safety program slated  The sixth annual Hunter Safety Program hosted by state Sen. John Cherry is just around the corner. Two classroom sessions for the MDNR-certified program will be...

Owners of restored GTO, souped-up Chevelle, win their divisions at Autorama

Date Posted: April 12 2002

Two cars owned by building tradesmen took top honors in their division at the Feb. 22-24 Autorama in Detroit. Asbestos Workers Local 25 member Richard Bondy's '72 Chevelle won "Late...

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