LANSING – Will Republican in-fighting over how to fund road repairs help save the state’s prevailing wage law? ..
On May 3 the state’s high court asked state Solicitor General John Bursch to offer an opinion – on whether the court should offer an advisory opinion indicating if the Supremes should immediately take up Snyder’s request for them to review the new RTW law. ..
COOPERSVILLE – West Michigan Plumbers Fitters and Service Trades led a protest on May 3 at the Continental Dairy Plant. We were joined by area workers and local advocates to protest the fact that our tax dollars are subsidizing a project which is hiring construction workers from across the country, and in some cases, from outside of the country. ..
WASHINGTON (PAI) – Brushing aside opposition from unions, women’s groups and civil rights groups – among others – the Republican-run House passed legislation (HR1406) on May 8 to let employers force comp time on their workers, in place of overtime pay. And, foes add, employers could then deny the comp time, too. The vote was 223-204. ..
ALLEN PARK – A decade after the first Boilermakers Local 169 High School Welding Invitational, the annual springtime event has become a fixture on the calendar for both the union and high school vocational education programs around Michigan. ..
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