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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Trades keep M-1 project on the rails

Date Posted: October 2 2015

Working through the cold of winter and the heat of summer - and alongside traffic on a busy thoroughfare - Hardhats constructing Detroit's M-1 Rail project on Woodward Avenue have...

Trades push for hands off prevailing wage in exchange for road funding support

Date Posted: October 2 2015

LANSING - Republicans and perhaps some Democrats in the state Legislature are looking to pass a "clean" bill that permanently provides Michigan with hundreds of millions of dollars for road...

Unions still a vital force in U.S. economy

Date Posted: September 18 2015

By Sean McGarvey President North America's Building Trades Unions Today, pundits of all political stripes are bound to repeat a familiar refrain about the decline of American labor unions. Young...

Landmark labor ruling could open the door to more union bargaining

Date Posted: September 18 2015

WASHINGTON - A ruling issued Aug. 27 by the National Labor Relations Board "will make many business leaders’ heads spin," says the National Law Review. The Wall Street Journal's lead...

Union help brings to life autistic Play Place

Date Posted: September 18 2015

STERLING HEIGHTS - The founder of Play Place for Autistic Children calls the facility a "haven of hope" for families affected by autism. And members of Michigan labor unions and...

GOP group makes road trip for RTW 'How were the roads in Missouri?'

Date Posted: September 18 2015

Michigan's right-to-work law, adopted in December 2012 over the vociferous objections of organized labor and state Democratic lawmakers, continues to be a sore subject whenever it comes up. And RTW...

What they did last summer: Ferris State hosts HVACR students

Date Posted: September 18 2015

BIG RAPIDS - It was a summer well-spent for a group of Ferris State University students who took part in the school's HVACR Summer Academy. This academy provides an innovative...

Statewide ad campaign seeks to fill need for skilled workers

Date Posted: September 18 2015

DETROIT – A coalition of organized construction contractor associations and skilled labor unions launched a new advertising campaign on Labor Day to raise awareness about career opportunities in the skilled...

News Briefs

Date Posted: September 18 2015

No progress on roads or prevailing wage LANSING – With the state Legislature focused on ousting State Reps. Cindy Gamrat and Todd Courser for carrying on an affair and covering...

Road deal fails, but is prevailing wage save in the mix?

Date Posted: September 4 2015

LANSING - A deal to pass a long-awaited road funding bill failed, again, in the state Legislature, as lawmakers wrapped up a short summertime session on Aug. 20 without agreeing...

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