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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

'Let the people decide' Sign the petition for the Construction Workers Fair Wage Ac

Date Posted: January 26 2018

LANSING - Remember all the "decline to sign" notices you've read on these pages over the past few years? The ones that urged you to decline to sign the petition...

PMT/ABC ask state to end review, OK petition

Date Posted: January 26 2018

LANSING - Protecting Michigan Taxpayers filed a letter of appeal with the state Board of Canvassers on Jan. 16, asking the four-member panel to end further scrutiny of the prevailing...

News Briefs

Date Posted: January 26 2018

Industry survey seeks your input The Association of Union Constructors is looking for answers - answers to survey questions, that is. Until Jan. 30, the TAUC is taking online responses...

Trades rally, sign up to support prevailing wage

Date Posted: January 12 2018

LANSING - There are a lot of moving parts in the effort to sustain a prevailing wage law in Michigan. 1. Labor union members were slated to rally at the...

State lawmakers seem ready to OK reparations for unemployment 'fraud'

Date Posted: January 12 2018

LANSING - With more than 48,000 workers in Michigan falsely accused of unemployment insurance fraud - people who had to pay millions of dollars out of pocket to fight the...

New, improved physical ed building erected at Kellogg CC

Date Posted: January 12 2018

BATTLE CREEK - The old Miller Physical Education Building had provided good service to Kellogg Community College students for half a century. But it needed all manner of renovations and...

NLRB majority backs company line during bargaining

Date Posted: January 12 2018

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI)—In yet another corporate victory, the three-person Republican majority on the National Labor Relations Board ruled a company can unilaterally change “terms and...

GOP tax cut: fulfilling a corporate wish list

Date Posted: January 12 2018

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI) — It’s not just the big tax cut for the 1 percent, and the even-bigger tax cut for corporations. The tax cut...

Contractors also get some gifts from tax cut

Date Posted: January 12 2018

Construction contractors generally like what they see in the new Tax Cut and Jobs Act package that was signed into law Dec. 22 by President Trump. "Today, Congress passed comprehensive...

Construction employment up as 2017 was closing

Date Posted: January 12 2018

Michigan was one of 40 states that added construction jobs between November 2016 and November 2017, winding down a good year in good shape. The Associated General Contractors reported on...

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