Employment Relations in Construction
Building Trades Academy
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    South Kedzie Hall
    368 Farm Lane, Room S416
    East Lansing, MI 48824


We offer a wide range of customized education/training, consulting services, and open-enrollment conferences for the unionized building trades. We have worked with most of the building trades on local, regional and international levels. Listed below are examples of our capabilities:

Labor/Management Initiatives
  • Strategic Planning
  • Discrimination Law
  • Construction Productivity Analysis
  • Collective Bargaining and Contract Administration Training
  • Project Labor Agreements
  • Prevailing Wage
Labor Education
  • Construction Labor History
  • Discrimination Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Internal Organizing
  • Apprenticeship instructor professional development training
  • Apprenticeship Curriculum Development in the areas of Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Interpersonal Communication, Labor and Employment Law.
Open Enrollment Conferences
  • Project Labor Agreements (2009)
  • Bargaining without Bloodshed: Costing the Contract (2008)
  • Bargaining without Bloodshed: Pensions and Retirement Benefits (2007)
  • Bargaining without Bloodshed: Compensation (2007)
  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Public Sector Construction Dollars (2006)
  • Bargaining without Bloodshed: Healthcare (2006)
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School of Human Resources & Labor Relations
South Kedzie Hall
368 Farm Lane, Room S403
East Lansing, Michigan, USA 48824
Phone: (517) 355-1801 | Fax: (517) 355-7656