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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Jewelry drawing raises $7,000

Date Posted: February 4 2002

$7,000 WILL HELP FUND the good works at the parishes of St. Rita's and Holy Trinity in Detroit, compliments of Pongracz Jewelers and Point Gemological Laboratory in Grosse Pointe Farms....

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: February 4 2002

Bubba Chiles' sister needs help Contract settlements in 2001 in the nation's unionized construction industry averaged an increase of $1.37 or 4.5 percent for the first year, the Construction Labor...

Union density unrelated to higher wages, researchers say

Date Posted: February 4 2002

Have higher wages in the unionized construction industry led to unions pricing themselves out of some employment markets? That's a widely held belief in many areas of the country. Construction...

Union membership numbers flat in 2001

Date Posted: February 4 2002

Union membership in the U.S. remained stable in 2001 despite economic uncertainty and massive layoffs after the events of Sept. 11. According to figures released last month by the Labor...

'Waiting week' kills enthusiasm for hike in jobless benefits

Date Posted: February 4 2002

LANSING -News reports in January touted that House Republican lawmakers who control the state legislature finally opened up their hearts - and state coffers - to provide relief to Michigan's...

Jobless workers, rights of voters are maligned in Michigan

Date Posted: January 18 2002

By Tim Hughes Michigan AFL-CIO Legislative Director LANSING - Partisan politics hit the fan in the closing days of the 2001 legislative session as Republican lawmakers and the Governor attacked...

Muddy Rochester village takes shape

Date Posted: January 18 2002

The "Village of Rochester Hills" is coming out of the muck and mire at Adams and Walton roads, and it won't be long before a new streetscape is in place...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: January 18 2002

Bush rescinds responsibility rule When it comes to presidential executive orders, what Bill Clinton giveth, President Bush can taketh away. In the Dec. 27 "Federal Register," the Bush Administration cancelled...

State's construction fatality rate up, but injury rate is trending lower

Date Posted: January 18 2002

Fatal accidents involving construction workers in Michigan took another jump up in 2001, as 28 construction workers were killed on the job, according to figures released by the state Department...

Trades appeal for help to ease nonunion grip on Borgess Medical Center

Date Posted: January 18 2002

KALAMAZOO - Underway at Borgess Medical Center is one of the largest construction projects in Western Michigan - but union building trades are expected to make up only 25 percent...

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