The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Prevailing wage repeal: we've heard this bad song before

LANSING  - A push to overturn Michigan's Prevailing Wage Act of 1965 died in 2016, when a petition drive's sponsors likely pulled a rug out from under the expensive drive in order to stop to the effort. The effort to repeal prevailing wage came to a more notorious end in 2015, when another petition drive abruptly halted when it was found to have hundreds of thousands of duplicate and otherwise invalid signatures. ..

Enhanced state reviews take second look at 'false' unemployment claims

LANSING - The Michigan Unemployment Agency has been finding fraudulent claims where there isn't any fraud.  ..

No Zamboni yet, but soon: Trades excavate base of Little Caesars Arena

Feds OK first pension benefit cuts by financially troubled multi-employer plan

By Mark Gruenberg ..

2017 should be a very good year, Michigan and U.S. contractors say

U.S. construction contractors expect private and public sector demand to grow in all market segments in 2017, and 73 percent then plan to expand their payrolls. ..

At it again: Union 4 Life gives big check to U-M Cancer Center

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