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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Rapping tinknocker wins top prize in video competition

Date Posted: July 27 2018

Sheet Metal Workers Local 7 member Robert Ollett can bend and shape duct as well as any tinknocker. But when it comes to rapping about his craft and his union,...

Dems unveil legislation to make it easier for public workers to organize

Date Posted: July 13 2018

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer Defiant union members and leaders vowed to fight back against the corporate class behind the Supreme Court’s Janus decision, by organizing even more, both...

ImPRESSive: Particleboard plant rises in Grayling

Date Posted: July 13 2018

GRAYLING - Located along I-75 at M-72, the seat of Crawford County is quickly transforming from a small town, to a small town with a massive particleboard production plant.  Undertaken...

Janus decision: GOP-named Supreme Court majority imposes right to work on public sector unions

Date Posted: July 13 2018

WASHINGTON (PAI)—In a predictable and mean ruling, the five-justice Republican-named majority of the U.S. Supreme Court lowered the boom on unions representing state and local government workers, declaring every single...

New life, new purpose for Michigan Central Station

Date Posted: July 13 2018

DETROIT - What do you do with an 18-story behemoth building, positioned hard-up against a wide set of railroad tracks in an area that's inconvenient to downtown, that was built...

New lock at the Soo takes a step forward

Date Posted: July 13 2018

The construction of a twin to the Poe Lock - the largest of the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie - took a step forward with the release of a...

News Briefs

Date Posted: July 13 2018

Gordie Howe Bridge moving forward WINDSOR, ONTARIO - The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) announced July 5 that the consortium group Bridging North America has been selected to design, build, finance,...

Michigan's boom is building - with fewer workers

Date Posted: June 29 2018

Employment in Michigan's construction industry stumbled a bit with our extended winter weather this year, but for the most part it's been a case of ain't no stoppin' us now....

News Briefs

Date Posted: June 29 2018

Down goes the U.S. jobless rate Michigan's construction employment is doing just fine, thank you, as you'll see elsewhere on this page. The job picture for the overall economy in...

Our ability to win these battles starts at the ballot box

Date Posted: June 29 2018

"Reward your friends and punish your enemies." That oft-quoted line by Samuel Gompers (1850-1924), the first and longest-serving president of the American Federation of Labor, was uttered in a completely...

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