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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Needs of Working Families Top Democratic Agenda

Date Posted: February 16 2001

WASHINGTON D.C. - Members of the 107th Congress sworn in to office in early January face many new challenges and unique opportunities as they set out to get the people's...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: February 16 2001

Union-only agreements at risk A huge push by the nation's unions nearly helped to put Al Gore into the White House in the Nov. 7 election. He didn't win, and...

Number of union construction workers takes a dip in 2000

Date Posted: February 16 2001

Reflecting the overall trend in organized labor, the percentage of construction workers represented by unions declined in 2000 to 19.0 percent, down from 19.6 percent in 1999. Construction union membership...

Water Works Park II features new technology in an old setting

Date Posted: February 16 2001

Hardhats and a host of contractors are in the process of making a change that will be near and dear to the health and safety of millions of Metro Detroiters...

Bracelet drawing benefits St. Rita

Date Posted: February 2 2001

Building trades workers and Pointe Jewelry pitched in during the holiday season to raise $10,010 for "The House" at St. Rita, an inner-city Detroit parish that provides food and a...

GM thinks big with new Grand River Assembly Plant

Date Posted: February 2 2001

LANSING -For the first time in 15 years, General Motors is building a new assembly plant on U.S. soil. But when they get around to building 'em, they build 'em...

Labor finds Chao a better choice

Date Posted: February 2 2001

It seems as if organized labor has a Labor Department secretary it can live with. President George W. Bush selected former Deputy Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to be Secretary of...

Makeover, maintenance, fortify Detroit's 'defining' skyscraper

Date Posted: February 2 2001

The 77-story Marriot Hotel at the GM Renaissance Center may the tallest building in the state, but the cylindrical smoked-glass tower is a little short on character. The same can't...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: February 2 2001

Local 98's Barnhart enters retirement Jim Barnhart, long-time officer at Plumbers Local 98, eased into retirement on Jan. 12 during a party given in his honor at Eastpointe Manor. He...

OSHA hopes to save lives with new steel erection rules

Date Posted: February 2 2001

Improved on-the-job safeguards for the nation's iron workers and other Hardhats are on the way under new rules adopted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The new rule on...

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