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Defeat of Proposal 1 moves state to 'Plan B' Prevailing wage repeal may be part of next package

LANSING - The resounding defeat on May 5 of Proposal 1 tosses the road repair funding question back onto the collective lap of the state Legislature, where it was last December before the lawmakers voted to put the matter on the statewide ballot. ..

NLRB to tackle end-to-‘free riders’ case

By Mark Gruenberg
PAI Staff Writer ..

State pipe trades apprentices reach for the top of their trade

KALAMAZOO - The state's pipe trades apprentices showed their talents, apprenticeship coordinators shared information on instruction, and the United Association took another step forward.  ..

Boilermakers high school competition creates 'mutual benefits'

ALLEN PARK – Now in its 13th year, the Boilermakers Local 169 High School Welding Invitational has earned a permanent spot on the spring calendar, establishing a program of matching up skilled high school welders with potential jobs in the Boilermakers. ..

Construction's jobless rate drops to 9-year low

U.S. construction firms added 45,000 jobs in April and 280,000 over 12 months, as the sector's unemployment rate fell to a nine-year April low of 7.5 percent, according to an analysis released May 8 by the Associated General Contractors of America.  ..

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Lots of bipartisan support for D-B Act      ..