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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Zero Dems on Trump's NLRB: 'We are likely to see a continued rollback of workers’ rights'

Date Posted: January 10 2020

For the first time in the 85-year history of the National Labor Relations Board, three out of its five members are of one party - Republican. President Trump has so...

Boilermakers upgrade AK Steel plant, efficiently

Date Posted: December 13 2019

DEARBORN - An "efficiency upgrade" at the AK Steel Corp. plant next to the Ford Rouge works  was handled most efficiently by a crew of primarily Boilermakers Local 169 members...

News Briefs

Date Posted: December 13 2019

Spirit of giving: Egan donates 100K GRAND RAPIDS - Mechanical contractor and fabricator Andy J. Egan Co. has completed the Egan $100k Community Giveaway – its pledge to donate $100,000...

Operators provide a lift to State Capitol Christmas tree

Date Posted: December 13 2019

LANSING - The 2019 official Michigan State Capitol Christmas Tree has a union label on it. The 61-foot-tall blue spruce that adorns the front of the Capitol Building grounds and...

Relax, and register to vote from your recliner

Date Posted: December 13 2019

Relax, and register to vote from your recliner LANSING – Do you need to register to vote or update your voter registration information? No, don't get up. Stay seated in...

Some good economic news to end the year

Date Posted: December 13 2019

Good economic news, mostly, was released as the odometer begins to flip from 2019 to 2020. On Dec. 6, a strong federal jobs report came in, showing that the U.S....

AFL-CIO chief lays out labor's priorities for 2020

Date Posted: November 29 2019

By AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka  What a great time to be in the labor movement. I’ve been in the trenches for more than 50 years, brothers and sisters, and I’ve...

Construction starts slipping, but employment remains firm

Date Posted: November 29 2019

Over the past few months U.S. construction industry employment and spending data have been moving in opposite directions.  But there is likely logic behind the divergence. First, in one direction:...

Enbridge comlpletes tunnel rock sampling

Date Posted: November 29 2019

Enbridge comlpletes tunnel rock sampling Enbridge has completed the process of sediment and rock sampling under the Straits of Mackinac in preparation for building a utility tunnel to encase its...

Out of sight, out of mind... Michigan spurns spending to upgrade water, sewer systems

Date Posted: November 29 2019

Michigan, almost always in the bottom one or two states when it comes to road funding rankings, has simply been unable to find the political will to raise billions of...

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