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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Meet Labor nominee Puzder: Champion of the low-pay, no OT workforce.

Date Posted: January 6 2017

(From the IBEW) President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Andrew Puzder, the chief executive officer of CKE -- owner of Carl’s Jr. and Hardees  - to be the U.S. Secretary of...

News Briefs

Date Posted: January 6 2017

2016 construction up, down, and flat The U.S. construction industry is continuing to grind its gears. Dodge Data and Analytics reported on Dec. 22 that new U.S. construction starts in November...

Infrastructure shortfall amounts to $4 billion per year in Michigan

Date Posted: December 16 2016

LANSING - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's 21st Century Infrastructure Commission Report, released Dec. 4, highlights a state that is chronically underfunding and ignoring upkeep of its roads, bridges, water, sewer...

Major upgrades at Ann Arbor sewage plant near end of the line

Date Posted: December 16 2016

By Marty Mulcahy Editor ANN ARBOR - Out of sight, out of mind. That's been the typical attitude by community leaders across the nation as they consider replacement or rehabilitation...

News Briefs

Date Posted: December 16 2016

Labor Dept. appeals OT eligibility ruling WASHINGTON (PAI)—Fighting to keep one of the Obama administration’s top pro-worker initiatives alive, the Labor Department announced on Dec. 1 that it would appeal a...

Michigan spikes to top, again, in construction employment

Date Posted: December 2 2016

Michigan's construction employment picture in 2016 shows a decent year of work opportunities, punctuated by a few impressive spikes of hiring. One of those nice spikes took place in October....

Use of CPR, on-site defibrillator bring tinknocker back to life

Date Posted: December 2 2016

DETROIT - Sheet Metal Workers Local 80 member Kevin Koslowski, 45, can't remember too much about what happened after he blacked out at 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12. But...

Q-Line's rails are all in; entire project is near the end of the line

Date Posted: December 2 2016

DETROIT – The city's 6.6 mile-long circulating streetcar route along Woodward Avenue  - the M-1 "Q-Line" - reached a milestone on Nov. 11 with the welding and installation of the...

Settlement reached in case against ABC's petition gathering firm

Date Posted: December 2 2016

LANSING – The reason Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Act of 1965 is still in place today is simple: the Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan and their front group, Protecting Michigan...

Trump Administration, meet organized labor: mix of good, bad likely

Date Posted: December 2 2016

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer Though Republican president-elect Donald Trump has often been vague about his legislative goals, one key recent speech and the 2016 Republican platform offer clues...

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