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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Under review: Supreme Court looks at petition circulators in prevailing wage repeal process

Date Posted: June 1 2018

LANSING - The future of the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act is now in the hands of the state Supreme Court, as they agreed on May 15 to suspend an Appeals...

U.S. Supreme Court sides with employers workplace arbitration case

Date Posted: June 1 2018

By Celine McNicholas  Economic Policy Institute WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on May 21 handed down a 5-4 decision in Epic Systems Corp. v Lewis that deals a significant...

Fisher Building gets renewed attention, inside and out

Date Posted: June 1 2018

DETROIT - The Fisher Building along West Grand Boulevard is known as the city's "largest art object." Completed in November 1928, the 28-story building was erected essentially without a budget,...

Construction contractors are fat and happy, ENR says

Date Posted: June 1 2018

It's a good time to be a construction contractor, both in Michigan and across the nation. This was confirmed by the May 16 release of the annual Engineering News Record's...

Boilermakers, high schoolers weld partnership in annual contest

Date Posted: June 1 2018

ALLEN PARK - You know an event has "arrived" when high school career and technical education centers from around Michigan are circling a May event in red on the school...

News Briefs

Date Posted: June 1 2018

No stopping CEO compensation American CEO pay has soared to 361 times that of the average U.S. rank-and-file worker, according to the AFL-CIO’s new Executive Paywatch released May 22.  The Executive...

Prevailing wage repeal action suspended by Supreme Court

Date Posted: May 18 2018

LANSING - Michigan's Prevailing Wage Act is in serious jeopardy, but it received a reprieve from the state Supreme Court.  A 3-0 vote by a Michigan Court of Appeals panel...

Bipartisan U.S. House again says 'no' to dumping wage law

Date Posted: May 18 2018

WASHINGTON (PAI)—In what is a perennial battle, a bipartisan coalition of representatives once again defeated right-wing Republican Congressman Steve King’s scheme to cut construction workers’ pay by dumping the Davis-Bacon...

State pipe trades apprentices reach for the top of their trade

Date Posted: May 18 2018

COOPERSVILLE - Another year to celebrate union training, and another opportunity for the state's top pipe trades apprentices and apprenticeship coordinators to learn from each other. So it goes every...

Insulators wrap up regional skills match

Date Posted: May 18 2018

DETROIT - Every few years, each local union in the Central States Conference of the Heat and Frost Insulators gets to host top apprentices in a competition to determine who...

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