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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Trades provide a facelift for GM's historic birthplace

Date Posted: December 19 2014

BAC LOCAL 2 member John Hejnosz does some fine work tuck-pointing brick at the Durant-Dort Carriage Co. preservation project in Flint. FLINT – General Motors is giving its birthplace a...

All set: steel’s up at GM Flint Assembly Paint Shop

Date Posted: December 5 2014

All of the structural steel is up – the last of about 10,000 tons – creating the framework for the massive new GM Flint Assembly Paint Shop. Iron Workers from...

Always low wages: Walmart workers deserve better

Date Posted: December 5 2014

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday where family and friends gather together and express gratitude for everything in their lives. But those who work at Walmart have little to be thankful...

Congress dithers with pension reform's 'ticking time bomb'

Date Posted: December 5 2014

WASHINGTON - The year-end clock is ticking for the so-called "Do-Nothing Congress," and building trades pension plan stakeholders are among those pressing for federal lawmakers to follow a labor-management plan...

Construction on upward track in Michigan, nation

Date Posted: December 5 2014

The construction industry in Michigan didn’t have a good October, but it has had a pretty good year. Construction employment in Michigan dropped 1.7 percent from September to October 2014,...

M-1 Rail - What's old is new again

Date Posted: December 5 2014

DETROIT – Since the city’s street pattern was laid out in the 1830s, Woodward Avenue has, over the years, gone from being a dirt trail to being platted, planked, bricked,...

News Briefs

Date Posted: December 5 2014

‘Shell game’ latest plan for road money  LANSING – Work in the state Legislature’s “lame duck” session – which takes place after the general election but before the end of the...

'Positive story lines' emerge from economic forecast, too

Date Posted: December 5 2014

ANN ARBOR – Michigan’s construction industry is expected to add 18,000 jobs over the next two years, more than double the 4,300 industry jobs added in the 12 months leading...

Election yields more of the same: labor's friends in office are few and far between

Date Posted: November 21 2014

LANSING – Michigan’s voters have had a good look from 2010-2014 at what total Republican control of state government looks like. Michigan being made into a right-to-work state. Permanent reduction...

Far right may seek to trade road funding for prevailing wage repeal

Date Posted: November 21 2014

The Michigan GOP enters the upcoming lame duck session knowing they will have a super-majority next year after the pickup of four house seats and one senate seat in the...

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