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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

'It is ludicrous. Meritless. Insane' Trump and GOP Congress are killing rules that keep workers alive

Date Posted: June 9 2017

(From the IBEW Media Center) In their first 100 days in power, the Trump administration and the Republican Congress have repealed and blocked worker safety regulations that were years, sometimes...

News Briefs

Date Posted: June 9 2017

Work zones become crash zones, too Operators of nearly half of all U.S. construction work zones reported that motor vehicles had crashed into them during the past year. That's the...

Support prevailing wage - DO NOT SIGN the petition

Date Posted: June 9 2017

Across Michigan, clipboard holders will return this summer to your local gas station, your daughter's softball game or some other place where the public gathers, asking for your signature on...

UP Health System opts to go new, and big, with $300M facility

Date Posted: June 9 2017

MARQUETE - In looking at the future of health care delivery in the Upper Peninsula, officials at UP Health System-Marquette examined their current setup at the former Marquette General Hospital...

Here we go again: 3rd petition drive seeks to repeal prevailing wage law

Date Posted: May 26 2017

LANSING -  It's springtime in Michigan, so that must mean the Associated Builders and Contractors is starting a petition drive to repeal the state Prevailing Wage Act of 1965. On...

Meanwhile, where is the legal outrage over invalid petitions?

Date Posted: May 26 2017

LANSING - Where are the fraud charges?  Likely the most flagrantly inept and shady petition drive in Michigan history was declared invalid in 2015 after scrutiny by the state Board...

Prevailing wage repeal bill targets school work

Date Posted: May 26 2017

LANSING - Just days after the state's building trades unions staged displays in front of the Capitol Building and at the Lansing Center highlighting a century-old tradition of good quality...

Indiana Republican leader admits prevailing wage repeal hasn't saved money

Date Posted: May 26 2017

Kenneth Quinnell AFL-CIO The Republican-led Wisconsin state Senate is discussing a bill to repeal prevailing wage laws for public works projects. As with most such attacks on working people in...

Trades, contractors make their mark on public, lawmakers in state capital

Date Posted: May 26 2017

LANSING - Together with a number of their contractor associations, representatives from the states building trades unions put their best foot forward on May 9 at the Lansing Center, with...

"I see programs here that contribute to good wages and good training'

Date Posted: May 26 2017

LANSING - With the building trades, practicing politics is an essential tool in the toolbox. That's a fact of life for construction workers, who toil in a risky profession on...

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