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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Worker shortage evident in strong construction industry

Date Posted: May 26 2017

1. Prospects for U.S. construction work opportunities are currently strong and should remain that way at least into next year. 2. The nation's construction industry has moved beyond the question...

News Briefs

Date Posted: May 26 2017

Another jump for corporate CEO pay CEO pay for major U.S. companies has risen nearly 6 percent, as income inequality and outsourcing of good-paying American jobs have increased. According to...

Report touts benefits of union training vs. nonunion or college

Date Posted: May 12 2017

LANSING - With an aging industry workforce losing workers to retirement, and a strong, long-term forecast for good employment opportunities in most of the state, the unionized construction industry in...

Death on the job: Labor fears aftermath of relaxing OSHA rules

Date Posted: May 12 2017

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON - The Trump administration and the GOP-run Congress could undo years of progress in protecting safety and health on the job, the AFL-CIO’s...

Michigan job fatalities level, but fines are hardly punishing

Date Posted: May 12 2017

The number of Michigan workers who perished on the job in 2016 is not far from average among the 50 states - but the state’s penalties for employers who violate...

Trades assemble body shop at GM Flint campus

Date Posted: May 12 2017

FLINT - There is much left to do, but the end is in sight for the years-long, extreme makeover of General Motors' massive Flint Assembly Plant campus. General contractor Barton...

GOP House OKs comp time for overtime

Date Posted: May 12 2017

WASHINGTON (PAI)—Ignoring strong objections from the AFL-CIO and committee Democrats, the U.S. House of Representatives on May 2 approved the latest version of a favorite GOP cause, forcing workers into...

Strong '17 first quarter for U.S. construction spending

Date Posted: May 12 2017

Construction spending was at record levels for the second straight month in March and is up 4.9 percent for the first three months of year compared to the same period...

Trades like Trump's buy American order

Date Posted: May 12 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump issued an executive order on April 18, calling for "buy American" provisions when it comes to federal contracting and hiring.  The order looks to...

News Briefs

Date Posted: May 12 2017

State jobless rate drops; others do too  Michigan's unemployment rate dropped slightly to 5.1 percent in March - not bad, but other states are doing better. That's why Michigan's unemployment...

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