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‘I want not only green jobs. I want any job that pays green.’

Editor’s note: following are comments made by State Rep. Jeff Mayes (D-Bay City, chairman of the House Energy and Technology Committee)  at the Oct. 6 rally in Lansing sponsored by the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council.

‘What is the problem? Put us to work!’

Those who oppose new coal fired electrical power plants for Michigan may have been disappointed Oct. 6. Rain had been forecast. Lansing’s morning cloud cover seemed expectant. Yet as the rally for new base load capacity began on our state capitol lawn, the sky cleared. The day grew bright. Umbrellas disappeared, replaced by sunglasses. ..

Project labor agreements…A form of ‘win-win,’ or the bane of free enterprise?

EAST LANSING – “Understanding PLAs” was the title of the Oct. 12 conference held at Michigan State University, and anyone who walked out of the daylong conference without a greater understanding of project labor agreements wasn’t paying attention. ..

‘Moderate expansion’ forecast for construction industry

WASHINGTON, DC – How ‘bout a little good news for a change? ..

Protective equipment isn’t accepted – until it is

Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America ..

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