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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

The state of the construction unions: Survey finds optimism for job prospects, mixed outlook for worker shortages

Date Posted: May 20 2016

Is there a shortage of construction workers in the U.S.? The Associated General Contractors keeps hammering home their position that yes, there is, and they urge that channels to training...

Trades upgrade Wise Hall for Eastern Michigan University

Date Posted: May 20 2016

YPSILANTI - A modernized version of Wise Hall, the largest residence hall on the campus of Eastern Michigan University - will be ready for students this fall. Construction manager Miller-Davis,...

Petitions to repeal state's prevailing wage law are missing in action

Date Posted: May 6 2016

If you have "declined to sign" the petition to repeal the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act of 1965 - good! - such inaction is the least you could do to help...

Wisconsin RTW law still nullified

Date Posted: May 6 2016

A Dane County Circuit Court Judge struck down the Wisconsin right-to-work law on April 8, and on April 25, the same judge denied the state Department of Justice's request to...

Building trades' McGarvey: Time to create bipartisan 'building trades majority'

Date Posted: May 6 2016

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI)--Building trades workers must create a bipartisan political "building trades majority" at both the federal and state levels to campaign for more infrastructure...

'I will not let anyone undermine collective bargaining rights' Hillary gets warm reception from building trades

Date Posted: May 6 2016

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI)—Hillary Clinton finally showed that she can turn a crowd on. The former Secretary of State, the leading contender for the Democratic presidential...

Suite! Staybridge hotel goes up in Marquette

Date Posted: May 6 2016

MARQUETTE - Another opportunity for lodging in the Upper Peninsula's largest city is on the way, in the form of a new 80,000 square-foot Staybridge Suites extended-stay hotel. Located at...

State's unions challenge new rules on PAC contributions

Date Posted: May 6 2016

DETROIT – Michigan labor unions filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court on April 22 challenging Public Act 269, a law that prohibits a corporation from providing union payroll deductions...

News Briefs

Date Posted: May 6 2016

Jobless benefit calls ignored, big-time If you have had trouble getting through to Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) by phone, you're not alone. In fact, the odds are stacked against...

After Flint, they want to weaken plumbing laws?

Date Posted: April 22 2016

Editor's note: a public hearing was held March 17 before the Michigan House of Representatives' Committee on Workforce Talent and Development that would loosen rules on worker licensing standards. House...

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