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Time to speak up, support prevailing wage, The law helps create 'a better construction industry'

LANSING - So what happens if prevailing wage goes away in Michigan? ..

Help sidetrack prevailing wage repeal effort

LANSING – The proposed repeal of Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Act is not a done deal. And Michigan’s building trades workers are asked to do their part to make sure it stays that way. ..

U-M sends trades back to school

ANN ARBOR - The University of Michigan campus was busy again last month. And it wasn't only because of students returning from the holiday break.

State's unionization rate drops significantly, RTW a likely contributor

LANSING - Labor union membership in Michigan took a significant hit in 2014, dropping to 14.5 percent union workforce penetration from 16.3 percent in 2013. The decline represents a loss of 48,000 workers. ..

Obama calls for stronger labor law

WASHINGTON (PAI) – For the first time in his six years in the Oval Office, President Barack Obama took to prime-time TV and a nationwide audience to demand stronger labor law for workers’ rights.  But his State of the Union address demand fell flat. ..

Contractors 'extremely optimistic' for 2015 prospects

The nation’s building industry may be primed for a breakout year in 2015, with 80 percent of construction contractors planning to expand their payrolls. ..

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