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Lawsuit to reset prevailing wage law on hold in courts

LANSING - A union-backed lawsuit that seeks to declare invalid the citizens initiative which led to the repeal of the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act last year enters the new year "in a holding pattern" in the courts, said Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council President Steve Claywell. ..

Fresh start for state governor, lawmakers, hopefully labor, too

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has taken the oath of office, as have Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson - all Democrats, all endorsed by organized labor - and all who are sure to be more labor-friendly than their Republican predecessors. There are even a few more Dems in the state House and Senate after last November's election, which limit the Republican majority and may lead to a little more pro-worker (or at least less anti-worker) legislation. ..

Last wintertime auto show bittersweet for display builders


Unlikely RTW repeal measures introduced


High and dry: tinknockers help Special Dreams Farm

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Time to hit the brakes on U.S. construction?

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Jobless fraud victims can join class action


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Minimum wages hiked for 5.2 million workers  ..

Trades contribute to Care House


Legislature, Snyder OK new Straits pipeline tunnel