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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

'Ideological nonsense' - Mackinac Center issues bogus link of right-to-work with higher wages

Date Posted: April 28 2017

Earlier this month the West Michigan Policy Forum circulated a media release citing a Mackinac Center for Public Policy report linking residents' higher incomes with the state's right-to-work law, which...

Trump's first 100 days a boon for business; labor, not so much

Date Posted: April 28 2017

Just call it the corporate wish list. In the first three months of total Republican control in the nation’s capital, President Donald Trump and the GOP-run Congress have either solicited,...

Trades clearing the deck on Rouge River Bridge revamp

Date Posted: April 28 2017

DETROIT - After 50 years of having its concrete deck broken down by trucks of 18 wheels or more, road salt, and the freeze-and-thaw cycle, the I-75 Rouge River Bridge...

Report finds funding path too narrow for future good roads

Date Posted: April 28 2017

It was true a decade ago, it was true in 2015 when the state Legislature improved transportation funding, and it’s true today: Michigan doesn’t spend nearly enough on maintaining its...

OSHA delays start of silica exposure rule enforcement

Date Posted: April 28 2017

WASHINGTON (PAI)—Citing the need for better education of construction firms and workers about how to battle exposure to cancer-causing crystalline silica dust, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) delayed...

Michigan's favorite ivory towers to get stripped, painted

Date Posted: April 28 2017

For the first time in its 60-year history, one of the Mackinac Bridge’s iconic ivory towers will be stripped down to bare metal and repainted. Beginning April 6, contractors for...

Fix health care? First let's fix prescription drug system

Date Posted: April 28 2017

By Paul O. Catenacci, Esq. Novara Tesija, P.L.L.C. In early March, Congressional Republicans unveiled their proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act, titled the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”).  The...

News Briefs

Date Posted: April 28 2017

Trades display what we do on May 9 Building trades unions, their contractors and contractor associations from across Michigan will be putting their best foot forward on Tuesday, May 9 at...

Flint approves pipe contract as Building Trades recognize local union effort

Date Posted: April 14 2017

FLINT - Nearly three years after the City of  Flint began drawing corrosive water from the Flint River into its municipal water system in an effort to save money, the...

Made to order: Little Caesars expanding its Detroit HQ

Date Posted: April 14 2017

DETROIT — Little Caesars Arena isn't the only ongoing construction project in the city that will have the big pizza chain's name on it. A few blocks south of what...

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