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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Nonunion contractors agonize over income of their 'poor people'

Date Posted: September 14 2001

"If low pay was a felony, I think most of us would be on death row today." Over the course of the last few years or so, we've noted the...

Teamsters extend olive branch to Bush during an unusual presidential visit

Date Posted: September 14 2001

The Sept. 3 Labor Day celebration in Detroit was typical of those that have taken place over the last decade - sort of. Yes, there were the usual parades, cookouts...

Trades celebrate Labor's day

Date Posted: September 14 2001

It was a good day for organized labor in Michigan on Sept. 3, as thousands turned out in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Marquette and Muskegon to celebrate Labor's Day. "I like...

Another year atop standings for Operators Red

Date Posted: August 31 2001

Congratulations to the Operating Engineers Local 324 Red team, which strong-armed the rest of the Detroit Building Trades Softball League en route to the league championship with a 19-4 record....

Labor Day festivities slated around Michigan

Date Posted: August 31 2001

On Monday, Sept. 3, make plans to attend Labor Day celebrations in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Marquette. The Detroit parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m., with the building trades lining...

MBCTC meeting unveils new operating plan, returns officers

Date Posted: August 31 2001

MT. PLEASANT - It was all business at the 44th annual convention of the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council held Aug. 20-23 at the Soaring Eagle Resort. The MBTC...


Date Posted: August 31 2001

Sullivan still talking with Carpenters The AFL-CIO Building Trades Department has gone through some "pretty rough waters" over the last year, but "I am confident that we will arrive at...

'Original grandeur' the goal for Griswold Place renovation

Date Posted: August 31 2001

One of Detroit's oldest skyscrapers, the 23-story Griswold Place, is undergoing a renovation that will completely modernize its innards while maintaining the unique character of a landmark building. It's a...

UA to take up permanent residence at Washtenaw Community College

Date Posted: August 31 2001

YPSILANTI - The unique educational bond between Washtenaw County and the International Union of Plumbers, Pipe Fitters and Sprinkler Fitters was strengthened with the Aug. 17 groundbreaking of the Great...

Compuware's new HQ starts to rise

Date Posted: August 17 2001

The $350 million Compuware Headquarters building, which will reshape the heart of Detroit, is shaping up nicely, thanks to the work of the building trades and general contractor Walbridge-Aldinger. "We're...

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