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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

'The greater the political power, the greater the bargaining power'

Date Posted: August 4 2000

By Professor Daniel Kruger MSU School of Labor and Industrial Relations The political season is upon us. Television, radio and newspapers present an ongoing stream of articles and ads on...

Bricklayer King has Unlimited potential

Date Posted: July 21 2000

Some tradesmen golf, fish or play softball in their spare time. Others - well, only one that we know of - climb into a high-tech boat cockpit and competitively race...

Class act Atkins retires from Cement Masons

Date Posted: July 21 2000

"Class." "Dignity." "Integrity." "Decency." Those were among the words used by business associates to describe Cement Masons Local 514 Business Manager Elvin Atkins, Sr. on the occasion of his July...

Let's restore balance to Michigan Supreme Court

Date Posted: July 21 2000

By John Hamilton President Detroit Building Trades Council For me, the month of January 1999 was the start of my three-year term as president of The Greater Detroit Building Trades...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: July 21 2000

If at first you don't succeed… MIDLAND - The Saginaw Valley Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors once again reached into its bag of tricks this month, and pulled...

Primary election is easy to ignore - please don't

Date Posted: July 21 2000

"So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy." - Roger Baldwin Michigan voters will have the opportunity...

Trades straighten U.S. 131 S-Curve

Date Posted: July 21 2000

GRAND RAPIDS - The building trades and Kiewit Western Co. are working hard to improve the city's notorious S-curve. Dubbed by the state Department of Transportation as "by far the...

ABC better at marketing than building

Date Posted: July 7 2000

By Patrick Devlin Secretary-Treasurer Greater Detroit Building Trades Council We don't subscribe to the Detroit News or Free Press because of the ongoing labor dispute, which moves into its fifth...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: July 7 2000

Jobless payments lowest since '69 Michigan's low unemployment rate last year produced a 30-year low in jobless benefit claims. The total number of weeks of unemployment benefits that jobless workers...

Prevailing wage language not open to interpretation appeals court says

Date Posted: July 7 2000

There may not be any money or state personnel assigned to enforce Michigan's Prevailing Wage Act, but for now at least, no one can mess with the letter of the...

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