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Date Posted: May 11 2001

Detroit Water Team wins GARDE Award And the GARDE Award goes to… The 11-member joint venture known as the Detroit Water Team that's building the new $275 million water plant...

State official ties on-the-job deaths to 'fate' and 'luck'

Date Posted: May 11 2001

Tradesman Viewpoint Hey all you iron workers, when the next thunderstorm comes to your job site, feel free to walk on the high steel, and wear your Florsheim shoes with...

Utility group seeks to limit underground mishaps

Date Posted: May 11 2001

More than 30,000 Michigan contractors were sent a mailing this month from a partnership of state utilities encouraging them and their workers to dig safely this season. In a new...

Worker fatality rate down in U.S.; state's numbers are worse

Date Posted: May 11 2001

Workplace fatalities dropped in Michigan last year, and the trend is lower across the nation over the last two decades. Center for Disease Control figures released last month said the...

Another study weighs in to bolster prevailing wage

Date Posted: April 27 2001

Over the last three years, academic scholars have picked apart and analyzed prevailing wage laws in 14 states - and the same conclusions keep popping up time and time again....

Benson Ford Research Center to showcase Henry's stuff

Date Posted: April 27 2001

Henry Ford referred to written history as being "more or less bunk," but today's scholars still have tremendous interest in the 20th Century's greatest industrialist. Ford researchers will have a...

Democrats propose inflation-adjusted hikes in jobless $; response: 'hell no!'

Date Posted: April 27 2001

LANSING - With the state's economy starting to slow down, many workers are realizing that Unemployment Insurance ain't what it used to be. In 1995, Gov. John Engler and the...

GARDE Award honors construction industry diversity

Date Posted: April 27 2001

Seven finalists have been placed in competition for the Sixth Annual Gender and Race Diversification Excellence (GARDE) Awards sponsored by the Great Lakes Construction Alliance. The GARDE Award recognizes individuals...

Michigan's Hall of Justice takes shape

Date Posted: April 27 2001

LANSING - Michigan's top justices will finally have a hall to call their own. The building trades and general contractor The Christman Co., are in the process of erecting a...

News Briefs

Date Posted: April 27 2001

Standard tightened for union recognition WASHINGTON (PAI) - By a 4-0 vote, the National Labor Relations Board set a new and higher standard for when an employer can legally withdraw...

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