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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Trades burnish old cigar factory for new use by the Lear Corp.

Date Posted: February 26 2016

DETROIT - The Capitol Park district in Detroit is a bit off the beaten track in downtown Detroit, but the area has a tremendous collection of historic buildings that are...

Obama budget proposes tax hike on union pension insurance

Date Posted: February 26 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Obama’s FY 2017 budget proposal contains a proposed increase in Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) premiums, costing multiemployer pension funds like those in the building trades...

News Briefs

Date Posted: February 26 2016

No endorsement for prez from AFL-CIO The AFL-CIO will not, for now, endorse a candidate for U.S. president. "Following recent discussion at the AFL-CIO’s Executive Committee meeting and subsequent conversations...

Union plumbers invade Flint!

Date Posted: February 12 2016

FLINT, MI - Some 470 plumbers and pipe fitters from around Michigan's Lower Peninsula could have slept in on Saturday morning, Jan. 30, but instead decided that their day off...

2015 a solid year for construction, but second-half lag a concern

Date Posted: February 12 2016

Construction spending inched up in December from a month earlier and increased solidly over 2015, but the major components showed divergent trends, according to an analysis released Feb. 1 by...

AFL-CIO to Dems: a coherent message would be helpful

Date Posted: February 12 2016

BALTIMORE (PAI) - Democrats, especially congressional Democrats, need a coherent and down-to-earth economic message, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says. And it’s a message, he adds, that must successfully counter simplistic...

Bearing gift certificates for Care House

Date Posted: February 12 2016

MT. CLEMENS - Building trades union representatives contributed $4,800 to the operations of Care House, a facility that helps women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The money...

Michigan sees boost in union membership

Date Posted: February 12 2016

LANSING – Despite a three-year-old right-to-work law and a right-wing Legislature that has seemingly made every effort to eradicate union vitality, labor union membership went up in Michigan in 2015....

News Briefs

Date Posted: February 12 2016

Unemployment benefits are taxable With tax season here, the State of Michigan has begun making available year-end tax statements to anyone who has received unemployment benefits in 2015. “Unemployment benefits...

Union membership share flat in 2015

Date Posted: February 12 2016

By Mark Gruenberg Press Associates WASHINGTON (PAI) - The share of union members as a percentage of the U.S. workforce remained the same in 2015 vs. 2014: 11.1 percent. The...

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