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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Wayne State builds new center to meet and greet

Date Posted: March 1 2002

Wayne State University will be rolling out the welcome wagon in August, in the form of the $18.5 million Welcome Center in Detroit. The building will provide visitors and prospective...

As Kmart's blue light dim, readers are asked to help

Date Posted: February 15 2002

Kmart Corp.'s suppliers and lenders haven't given up on the bankrupt retailing giant, and Michigan's building trades workers are being asked to help, too. The troubled Troy-based retailer is down,...

Compuware's HQ movin' on up

Date Posted: February 15 2002

The building trades and general contractor Walbridge-Aldinger are giving Compuware what they want: a headquarters-in-a-hurry. The first steel beams were placed on their 15-story, $350 million Detroit headquarters building last...

Final truss installation latest milestone for Ford Field

Date Posted: February 15 2002

Suddenly, there's a lot more room to work on the playing field at Ford Field, the future home of the Detroit Lions. On Feb. 5, iron workers and operating engineers...

Meanwhile, at the nation's largest retailer…

Date Posted: February 15 2002

Health care costs up? No problem! Wal Mart suggests tapping 401(k)s Wal-Mart stores have done it again. Just when you think they couldn't possibly add to their reputation as a...

Michigan unions risk loss of market by keeping 'comfortable,'says GP Monroe

Date Posted: February 15 2002

Quick quiz - what state is home to thousands of workers who not only wouldn't join a union - but have never even heard of a union? (A) Alabama (B)...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: February 15 2002

Union construction population higher The percentage of U.S. construction workers who are union members rose slightly in 2001 to 18.4 percent, from 18.3 percent in 2000, according to the U.S....

Painters' 'Southern Initiative' offers lessons for us all

Date Posted: February 15 2002

B.J. Cardwell has been a union organizer in Michigan. And over the past year, he has been a union organizer in southern-tier states like Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee Arkansas and Alabama....

$2.9 billion in jobless money is beginning to stink like hell

Date Posted: February 4 2002

"Money is like manure - if you spread it around, it does a lot of good, but if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell." -...

Final destination nears for Midfield Terminal

Date Posted: February 4 2002

Ladies and gentlemen, please observe the "fasten your seatbelt sign" - the building trades are preparing to bring the Midfield Terminal in for a landing. Nearly four years after the...

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