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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: December 7 2001

Jewelry drawing to aid needy kids With the holiday season around the corner, building trades workers are invited to take a chance on a jewelry drawing with a prize that...

Will low wages in Louisiana lead to union resurgence?

Date Posted: December 7 2001

Edward Steimel said that shortsighted industries in Louisiana have underpaid construction workers so much that they "are creating a climate for a return of unions. Unions are a very normal...

World Trade Center site: 'very dangerous'

Date Posted: December 7 2001

A health and safety report for rescue and clean-up personnel at the World Trade Center reveals a site that has been astoundingly hazardous to workers. The National Institute of Environmental...

Bush's ban on project labor agreements tossed out by judge

Date Posted: November 23 2001

One of President Bush's first acts as president was the issuance of an executive order on Feb. 17 prohibiting project labor agreements on federally funded construction projects. Not so fast,...

Insurance costs expected to rise after Sept. 11

Date Posted: November 23 2001

The fallout from the World Trade Center collapse is approaching the construction industry, as higher premium costs in a variety of areas are anticipated in order to help insurers make...

Michigan labor continues push for enhanced jobless benefits

Date Posted: November 23 2001

With the nation's unemployment rate jumping a whopping half percentage point to 5.4 percent from September to October, more and more workers are looking to Unemployment Insurance to get them...

New roof truss bridges Ford Field

Date Posted: November 23 2001

What was most likely the heaviest construction lift in the history of the State of Michigan - and one of the heaviest ever in the U.S. - took place on...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: November 23 2001

Airport security to be federalized In the end, good sense overcame political ideology. President Bush announced Nov. 15 he would sign a legislative compromise that will place the U.S. government...

Nuke plants an important source of energy, employment

Date Posted: November 23 2001

Michigan's nuclear power industry consists of three plants that supply a combined 14.1 percent of the electricity generated in Michigan. The D.C. Cook, Fermi 2 and Palisades plants are a...

Pipeline had a lot of character - but it leaked like a sieve

Date Posted: November 23 2001

ROCKLAND - Wood and water don't mix? Yup, that's pretty much true. Water always wins? No doubt about it. Those two generally accepted engineering principles were clearly illustrated over the...

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