The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Judge puts brakes on GOP scheme to halt union dues deductions from company payrolls

LANSING – Michigan's unions have won a preliminary injunction blocking the state from enforcing a new payroll deduction law that deals with political fundraising. The federal judge's July 1 ruling halts the enforcement of the state's Public Act 269, adopted late last year, which she said was a form of "viewpoint discrimination."
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Texas federal judge halts rule to crackdown on union busters

By Mark Gruenberg ..

'Robust' year so far for U.S. construction

U.S. construction spending dipped in May but posted strong, broad-based gains for the first five months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, according to an analysis released July 1 by the Associated General Contractors of America.                 ..

Reconstructed drawbridge set for more ups and downs

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New workplace fines to kick in ..