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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: February 18 2000

Jobless bennies are taxable Every year, the Michigan Unemployment Agency sends a press release reminding us that unemployment benefit payments are taxable. And since we don't want any workers in...

Rail trestle goes down in history

Date Posted: February 18 2000

MARQUETTE - A landmark? Definitely. An important historic structure? Possibly. An eyesore? Some people thought so, including five members of the City Commission. We refer to the rooftop-level railroad trestle...

State surplus: How should we spend it?

Date Posted: February 18 2000

By Rep. Mike Hanley House Democratic Leader LANSING - Ever wonder what you would do if you had a whole lot of extra money in your bank account? That's the...

30 Hardhats from U.P.'s Hautamaki Mechanical now signatory

Date Posted: February 4 2000

The 30 employees of Hautamaki Mechanical Inc. recently voted to go union in an NLRB representation election held in Bruce Crossing, about 80 miles west of Marquette. Owner Joe Hautamaki...

Action starts on Ford Field

Date Posted: February 4 2000

The stroke of a pen on Jan. 21 wiped out the last major legal hurdle before substantial construction starts on the creation of the Detroit Lions new stadium, Ford Field....

A welcome new trend for labor: an increase in members

Date Posted: February 4 2000

Union membership numbers in the U.S. are finally looking up. The number of union members was 16.5 million in 1999, a net increase of 265,000 workers from the year before,...

BCTD's Georgine to retire; Elevators' Sullivan on deck

Date Posted: February 4 2000

Robert Georgine, president of the Building Trades Department, AFL-CIO since 1974, announced his resignation on Jan. 19. Georgine, 67, said he has accomplished the goals he had set at the...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: February 4 2000

Bar is raised on jobless bennies A 5.3 percent increase in Michigan's average weekly wage last year is boosting the amount of earnings a worker may need to qualify for...

Seaborg Complex to carry on scientific tradition at NMU

Date Posted: February 4 2000

MARQUETTE - The largest construction project in the history of Northern Michigan University is providing steady employment for the building trades over the long U.P. winter. The $46.9 million Seaborg...

You could drive a truck through this income gap

Date Posted: February 4 2000

Organizing efforts may be one reason why union numbers are on the upswing. But Americans who are fed up with the bottom line on personal income may be another reason....

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