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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: August 3 2001

AFL-CIO, Carpenters are still talking AFL-CIO President John Sweeney and Carpenters International Union President Doug McCarron plan to continue their "frank, friendly and useful" discussions about the Carpenters' decision to...

State, feds get more alert to roadwork zone safety

Date Posted: August 3 2001

How to improve on saving workers' lives and limbs inside of highway construction work zones is getting some welcome, increased attention. On July 10, a summit meeting of 125 construction,...

Topping-out held for Ren Cen's Winter Garden

Date Posted: August 3 2001

The steel framework of the G.M. Renaissance Center's Winter Garden is now complete, thanks to the work of Iron Workers Local 25 members and Contour Erection. Some 600 tons of...

Boilermakers have a go-'round with orbital welding training

Date Posted: July 20 2001

Not long ago, Magnatech President John Emmerson received a desperate call on a Friday afternoon from a welding contractor building a power plant on a Caribbean island. Twenty percent of...

Fitters' warmth sends welcome chill to St. Pat's

Date Posted: July 20 2001

Modernizing the 75-year-old mechanical systems at Detroit's St. Patrick's Senior Center has taken nearly four years, hundreds of hours of volunteer labor, and thousands of dollars in at-cost and donated...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: July 20 2001

Workers shortchanged with jobless money With a good - but in many areas of the state, not great - summer of work opportunities, many Hardhats are seeing signs of a...

Redistricting time

Date Posted: July 20 2001

It was said more than once in the days before last November's general election that "this election will determine the fate of working people in Michigan for the next 10...

State set to beef up penalties for drivers who hit Hardhats

Date Posted: July 20 2001

The Michigan House and Senate last month adopted a bill that would make it a felony for motorists to injure or kill construction workers because of drunk or reckless driving....

Trades get ready for Ford Field blitz

Date Posted: July 20 2001

More than 600 Hardhats are currently in the Ford Field playbook, working to shape the future gridiron into one of the most unique stadiums in the nation. In two months,...

Ciao, now - U.A. Rep. Sposita honored as retirement nears

Date Posted: July 6 2001

More than 800 friends, family and well-wishers came together June 22 to honor Joe Sposita, who is set to retire later this year after 48 years of working as a...

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