The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Ingham County PLA rule easily adopted

MASON – By a 13-2 margin, the Ingham County Board of Commissioners on June 23 adopted a resolution approving the use of project labor agreements (PLAs) on construction work sponsored by the county. ..

PLAs: ‘Valuable tools’ that provide value for taxpayers

By Dale Belman
Michigan State University
Associate Director & Professor,
School of Labor & Industrial Relations


Trades serving time expanding Washtenaw Co. courts, lockup

PITTSFIELD TWP. – Washtenaw County is getting more room to deal with those who run afoul of the law. ..

Automotive downturn arrives at trades’ doorstep, 10% givebacks set for Chrysler, Ford work

The National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee approved a series of modifications to its industrial maintenance and construction contracts with Chrysler and Ford Motor Co. on June 3, a move that is expected to create hundreds of millions of dollars of savings for each company over the next two years and help boost them back to financial solvency. ..

NMU lobby work brings residence halls together

MARQUETTE – With renovations on Northern Michigan University’s four residence halls having been completed in recent years, the school’s task this summer is to bring everything together by modernizing the lobbies that connect the halls. ..

GM nods: make it in Michigan

Congressman Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and a host of UAW autoworkers on June 23 delivered 20,000 online signatures to General Motors' Renaissance Center headquarters, imploring the automaker to build a subcompact car at its Orion Twp. assembly plant in Oakland County, rather than in Tennessee or Wisconsin. ..

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