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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Michigan, unions key to presidency as campaign heats up

Date Posted: September 1 2000

Declaring "my focus is on working families," Al Gore accepted the Democratic nomination for U.S. president at the party's Los Angeles Convention last month. Union members made up 30 percent...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: September 1 2000

Laborers expand training center The Michigan Laborers District Council is getting more room to train. Representatives from Laborers locals from across the state attended a groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 17...

Pipe trades instructors back for more instruction

Date Posted: September 1 2000

YPSILANTI - More than 1,500 United Association pipe trades instructors descended on Washtenaw Community College again this year, during the annual week-long Instructor Training Program Aug. 14-18. "This year we...

State Supreme Court makeup has far-reaching implications

Date Posted: September 1 2000

By Tim Hughes Michigan AFL-CIO Legislative Director The next elected Michigan legislature will draft a plan for reapportionment that will draw the legislative and congressional district lines for the next...

Topping out of Rouge powerhouse another step toward more power

Date Posted: September 1 2000

The predicted long, hot summer never materialized for Michigan this year, so record high demand for electricity to power the state's air conditioners never happened, either. The cooler weather made...

We mourn death of building trades giant Jack Wood

Date Posted: September 1 2000

Jack Wood, a legend at the Greater Detroit Building Trades Council for more than 20 years, passed away Aug. 22, 2000 after an extended illness. He was 81. Mr. Wood...

Low voter turnout makes your vote a high priority

Date Posted: August 18 2000

Michigan Building Trades 43rd Convention MT. PLEASANT - Unity and political action, always familiar themes to organized labor, were once again atop the agenda during the 43rd annual convention of...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: August 18 2000

Labor Day Parade set for Sept. 1 Make plans to attend the 2000 edition of the Detroit Labor Day parade, scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 4....

State's jobless can expect new recordkeeping; not new benefits

Date Posted: August 18 2000

The Michigan Unemployment Agency (UA) will introduce a new "wage record system" on Oct. 1, which is expected to save the state recordkeeping costs while having a nominal effect on...

Sullivan stays on at building trades; vows aggressive organizing, political push

Date Posted: August 18 2000

AFL-CIO Building Trades Department convention delegates unanimously elected Edward C. Sullivan as president and Joseph Maloney as secretary-treasurer for five-year terms at the July 25 constitutional convention. Sullivan, 55, had...

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