The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Friday, December 22, 2017

Prevailing wage support rally set for Jan. 10

By The Building Tradesman



LANSING – A rally is scheduled for 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 at the State Capitol Building in Lansing to show support for the state’s prevailing wage law. The Capitol is near 124 Capitol Avenue, Lansing MI 48933.

“Let the people decide” is the theme – the building trades want Michigan voters, not the state Legislature – to ultimately decide on whether the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act is retained. If a  petition drive completed this year has enough valid signatures, prevailing wage repeal legislation will be sent to the state Legislature in January for a vote. If there are a majority of yes votes in the state House and Senate, the prevailing wage law is repealed. If there are a majority of no votes in either chamber, it means the prevailing wage repeal question goes before Michigan voters next November – and polls show the law is supported by the public.

Before going, please go to www.michiganbuildingtrades.org for updates on the rally.