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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

New focus on 'appalling' hazard: silica dust

Date Posted: November 24 2000

It's not every week or even every year that a national publication devotes so much attention to a serious medical problem that affects building trades workers. So it was good...

News Briefs

Date Posted: November 24 2000

73 pints after 636 blood drive The American Red Cross tapped into a blood drive sponsored by Pipe Fitters, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Service Local 636 and yielded 73 pints...

The real winner: special interests

Date Posted: November 24 2000

Congratulations, America. We did it. In the Nov. 7 election, our nation's voters managed to make an election so close for the presidency and in both house of Congress that...

Trades salute 3 retirees

Date Posted: November 24 2000

The Detroit Building Trades on Nov. 2 honored three retired labor leaders who left a legacy of good service to unionism. During a luncheon at the Gaelic League in Detroit,...

Union-built shopping center ready to go

Date Posted: November 24 2000

Union pension funds are once again being put to work to put union members to work, this time at the $14 million Whispering Woods Plaza in Brownstown Township. Ground was...

Honoring a new building and an old friend

Date Posted: November 10 2000

The grand opening of the new Local 636 offices allowed the local union to pay tribute to one of its old friends. Boaz Siegel, an attorney for more than 50...

Indoors or out, welders should try to clear the air

Date Posted: November 10 2000

Welding fumes are hardly a breath of fresh air. That's why welders in the building trades workers are reminded to make sure the area in which they're working is well-ventilated...

Labor news from around the nation

Date Posted: November 10 2000

Who spent what on politics Whether it was the race for the presidency or for the U.S. Senate, candidates undoubtedly spent a ton of money on political ads this year....

Maintenance work by trades helps 'Mighty Mac' stay mighty

Date Posted: November 10 2000

It's a tribute to how well the Mackinac Bridge was built that the span's most expensive renovation project in its 43-year history - scheduled to wrap up this week for...

New building a good fit for Pipe Fitters Local 636

Date Posted: November 10 2000

Pipe Fitters, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Local 636 has changed addresses only a few times since it was chartered in 1914, but its new location looks to be the best...

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