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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: March 15 2002

More patrol money for work zones The Michigan Department of Transportation is identifying locations across the state where increased law enforcement in work zones may help keep motorists and workers...

Republicans backpeddle on jobless benefit max

Date Posted: March 15 2002

LANSING - Every now and then, Republican lawmakers like to pound home the point that they're calling all the shots in the state legislative process. Last week, they struck another...

Trades ready Spartan gridiron for grass

Date Posted: March 15 2002

EAST LANSING - Spartan Stadium is returning to agrarian roots. Gone is the astroturf that has covered the field since 1969. The most recent carpet was eight years old, and...

Boilermakers help rescue ice anglers

Date Posted: March 1 2002

Two boilermakers helped rescue three teenage fishermen who fell through the ice on a Lake St. Clair canal in Harrison Twp. Two of the three anglers were closer to the...

Borgess remains committed to 'open market bidding process'

Date Posted: March 1 2002

KALAMAZOO - Borgess Medical Center has not been swayed from its decision to hire a 75 percent nonunion workforce on a $76.9 million renovation project, despite letters of appeal from...

Carpenters demand drastic changes before re-affiliation with Building Trades Dept.

Date Posted: March 1 2002

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners International Union would agree to re-join the other 14 international unions in the AFL-CIO Building Trades Department, but only if there is a...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: March 1 2002

Hands off labor this election year?  It's an election year in Congress - and while all the sure-to-come political ads may be bad news, the news on the legislative front...

OSHA flushes sanitation standard for construction

Date Posted: March 1 2002

A federal standard to improve sanitation on U.S. construction sites is "dead in the water," according to an OSHA representative we spoke to last week. Over the last several years,...

Pay hikes for Michigan trades continue to outpace nation

Date Posted: March 1 2002

Wage and fringe contract settlements for Michigan's unionized construction trades workers averaged 4.4 percent or $1.61 an hour in 2002 - above the national average of 4.1 percent and $1.39...

Smooth landing for Midfield Terminal

Date Posted: March 1 2002

The remarkable skill displayed by the building trades in the construction of the new Midfield Terminal at Metro Airport was rarely mentioned in the media in the days and weeks...

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