The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Skies darken for Michigan unions after Election Day

LANSING – On a statewide level, there were victories for candidates and proposals by organized labor in the Nov. 6 general election. But there weren’t enough wins to change the status quo – and that’s not a good thing for Michigan’s union members. ..

After Proposal 2 defeat, unions will get whacked; but who – and how hard?

LANSING – This probably isn’t going to be pretty. ..

Trades wrap up operations at expanded Chelsea Hospital

CHELSEA – The building trades have been moving quickly this month to wrap up a new 136,000 square-foot expansion of Chelsea Community Hospital in time for a Dec. 9 open house. ..

State prevailing wage back in GOP’s crosshairs

LANSING – The Michigan Prevailing Wage Act of 1965 is on the chopping block – again. ..

Judge makes PLAs legal, again

Project labor agreements in Michigan continue to be caught in a revolving door of litigation and legislation– but for now, a federal judge’s ruling has made them legal, again. ..