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Petition effort for prevailing wage repeal backed by $1million - so far

LANSING - Now we know about how much money is being raised - and where the money is coming from - to pay for petition signature-gatherers to overturn the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act of 1965. ..

'Bad bargain' awaits state's taxpayers if repeal is successful

By Frank Manzo IV ..

High-tech FRIB project calls for heavy-duty construction

NLRB to tackle temp organizing

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer ..

Board-Up Program could lead to career path for some youths

DETROIT - For some youths in the city, the path to a potential career in the building trades could start with boarding up the schools. ..

Health care 'Cadillac Tax' still riles labor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court vote on June 25 over health care exchanges saved the Affordable Care Act as we know it.  ..

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Piling on: Yet another study questions 'benefits' of prevailing wage repeal

A petition is currently being circulated statewide seeking to repeal Michigan's Prevailing Wage Act, and if it's successful, would eliminate more than 11,000 jobs, reduce economic output in the state by $1.7 billion, carve out $28 million from local and state tax revenue, and export nearly $700 million in construction investments out of state every year.  ..

Signature takers are likely to say anything to get names

Petition signature gatherers who are stationed across Michigan this summer - asking registered voters to sign a petition intended to repeal the Prevailing Wage Act of 1965 - are likely just as ignorant about the law as the general public. ..

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