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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Unions win with 'Cadillac Tax' delay

Date Posted: December 25 2015

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI)—Workers scored a win in Congress as lawmakers decided to delay imposing the so-called “Cadillac tax” on high-value health care plans - like...

Alpine natural gas plant rises in northern Michigan

Date Posted: December 11 2015

ELMIRA TWP. — More power production for Michigan is on the way, in the form of a new natural gas-fired power plant that is taking shape in this community west...

Dems need to lead in dumping it, or face reprisals at the polls

Date Posted: December 11 2015

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer LAS VEGAS (PAI)—Unite Here union President D. Taylor is warning Democratic defenders of the Affordable Care Act to dump its looming “Cadillac" Tax on...

News Briefs

Date Posted: December 11 2015

Building trades endorse Clinton WASHINGTON, DC -- North America's Building Trades, the umbrella group for all the construction unions, on Dec. 3 formally endorsed Hillary Clinton's campaign for president. "In...

Outlawing straight-ticket voting, prevailing wage: 'None of this is about good government'

Date Posted: December 11 2015

By Jack Lessenberry You've got to admire the Republicans in the Michigan Legislature. That is, if you are sort of a modern-day fascist who hates democracy and wants to stop...

Union labor +$30 million to repair Detroit's housing stock

Date Posted: December 11 2015

The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) announced Nov. 24 that it will invest up to $30 million in the Detroit Neighborhood Home Repair Program, a partnership with leading civic and...

Why you should fight the 'Cadillac' Tax

Date Posted: December 11 2015

(From LIUNA - the Laborers International Union of North America. The article is geared toward the Laborers but similarly affects all building trades union workers). "When the Affordable Care Act...

Construction unemployment takes a nice fall in 2015

Date Posted: November 27 2015

The nation's construction unemployment rate fell to 6.2 percent in October, which represents a gain of 31,000 workers. There are now 6.43 million construction workers in the U.S., making industry...

News Briefs

Date Posted: November 27 2015

Unionization trend: Hey, we're No. 63! The United States is becoming a backwater when it comes to labor union density. Among 75 countries included in a study by the International...

OSHA hikes potential employer fines by up to 82 percent

Date Posted: November 27 2015

Employers woke up to a surprise on Nov. 3. That’s when we learned that the Federal Budget Agreement, which was quickly worked out behind closed doors and signed the day...

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