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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: July 6 2001

Gil Hill receives GDBTC's endorsement In a crowded field of candidates, the Executive Board of the Greater Detroit Building and Construction Trades Council has endorsed Gil Hill for Mayor in...

'Opportunity industry' seeks to attract workers

Date Posted: July 6 2001

Construction: The Opportunity Industry is the message emblazoned on Michigan's billboards, broadcast on the airwaves and appearing in print this summer, as part of a campaign to get the word...

Pension reforms especially helpful to building trades

Date Posted: July 6 2001

Section 415 of the IRS Code was passed in 1974 to keep top executives and wealthy professionals from receiving lavish pensions. But like the passage of some other laws, there...

Softball-booster Sam T. Hart honored with 'fair play' plaque

Date Posted: July 6 2001

Operating Engineers Local 324 Business Manager Sam. T. Hart is the 2001 recipient of the Norm Sylvester Award, given by The Greater Detroit Building and Construction Trades Council Softball League...

St. Clair Co. turns to union PLA to make 'the best building possible'

Date Posted: July 6 2001

PORT HURON - The St. Clair County Board of Commissioners on June 27 voted 7-0 to approve a project labor agreement with building trade unions governing the construction of a...

UA picks McNamara for International Union post

Date Posted: July 6 2001

A changing of the guard and an appearance by the head-of-state for the United Association of Plumbers, Pipe Fitters and Sprinkler Fitters marked the 89th Convention of the Michigan Pipe...

Any fast track deal should respect needs of people

Date Posted: June 22 2001

Putting free trade agreements on a fast track is a top item on the agenda of the President and his corporate allies. Anyone who cares about our jobs, environment, food...

Bush takes initial stand to help U.S. steel firms

Date Posted: June 22 2001

More than a year ago, presidential candidate George W. Bush promised to "safeguard American markets against unfair practices like dumping." This month, President Bush responded to emergency pleas by steel...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: June 22 2001

Laborers strengthen organizing efforts The Laborers International Union of North America will spend $9 million over the next two years to beef up its organizing efforts, LIUNA President Terrence O'Sullivan...

Outage work helps to make cleaner-burning Campbell plant

Date Posted: June 22 2001

The J.H. Campbell Generating Complex is operating a little cleaner and greener these days, as the building trades completed extensive environmental upgrades earlier this month at the plant's Unit No....

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