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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Monumental: Wall at Freedom Hill built to honor the American worker

Date Posted: August 26 2016

STERLING HEIGHTS - A wall to honor the American worker. Isn't that a nice idea? Freedom Hill Amphitheatre is providing a high-profile place for it, Roncelli, Inc. is providing project...

Two new gas-fired plants to be set in the U.P.

Date Posted: August 26 2016

The WEC Energy Group announced Aug. 15 that it plans to construct, own and operate 170 megawatts of new natural gas generating capacity across two sites in the Upper Peninsula....

On deck: Labor Day events and activities around Michigan

Date Posted: August 26 2016

Like it or not, the days getting shorter and the Back to School sales at retailers are in full swing. And that can only mean one thing: Labor Day, and...

Staying power of right-to-work may hinge the 'Takings' clause

Date Posted: August 26 2016

A successful lower court challenge this month that is temporarily blocking West Virginia's newly minted right-to-work law is giving new hope to labor unions in Michigan and elsewhere that higher...

Steel's up at the Little Caesar's Arena

Date Posted: August 26 2016

DETROIT - Local 25 Iron Workers, Operating Engineers Local 324 and Midwest Steel placed the last major structural steel section at Little Caesar's Arena on Aug. 4, topping out the...

News Briefs

Date Posted: August 26 2016

Policy group protests slimmed down OT rule The labor-backed Economic Policy Institute is strongly protesting an attempt by four U.S. House “Blue Dog” Democrats to replace the Labor Department’s new...

AFL-CIO likes worker-friendly Dem platform

Date Posted: August 10 2016

By C.J. Atkins Peoples World and Press Associates  PHILADELPHIA (PAI)—The Democratic platform adopted by party delegates in Philadelphia is “the most pro-worker platform since FDR,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says....

Multiemployer pension prospects get a bit gloomier

Date Posted: August 10 2016

Moody's Investors Service is adding to the darkening clouds over the financial health of the nation's multiemployer pension plans. The financial group issued a report on July 13 that examined...

Trades have the ball: expanding, enhancing MSU's Breslin Center

Date Posted: August 10 2016

EAST LANSING - All's quiet on the hardwood basketball court and inside the arena at the Breslin Student Events Center on the Michigan State University campus. But in the facility's...

Birthplace of IBEW reborn with Henry Miller Museum

Date Posted: August 10 2016

By Sheri Gasaway St. Louis/Southern Illinois Labor Tribune ST. LOUIS (PAI)--The modest brick boarding house where Henry Miller founded the National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 125 years ago will reopen...

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