The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Piling on: Yet another study questions 'benefits' of prevailing wage repeal

A petition is currently being circulated statewide seeking to repeal Michigan's Prevailing Wage Act, and if it's successful, would eliminate more than 11,000 jobs, reduce economic output in the state by $1.7 billion, carve out $28 million from local and state tax revenue, and export nearly $700 million in construction investments out of state every year.  ..

Signature takers are likely to say anything to get names

Petition signature gatherers who are stationed across Michigan this summer - asking registered voters to sign a petition intended to repeal the Prevailing Wage Act of 1965 - are likely just as ignorant about the law as the general public. ..

Short lull in prevailing wage repeal effort gives trades time to lobby GOP

LANSING - Republicans in both the state House and Senate have made repeal of the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act of 1965 their top priority in 2015 - with the first three bills in each chamber that were introduced last month related to canceling the law. ..

Time to speak up, support prevailing wage, The law helps create 'a better construction industry'

LANSING - So what happens if prevailing wage goes away in Michigan? ..

Help sidetrack prevailing wage repeal effort

LANSING – The proposed repeal of Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Act is not a done deal. And Michigan’s building trades workers are asked to do their part to make sure it stays that way. ..

Repeal of state's prevailing wage law: Top of the priority list for state Republicans

LANSING - Pundits predicted after last November's elections that the makeup of the state Legislature would get more conservative, more pro-Tea Party, and even more anti-union than the group that adopted right-to-work in Michigan. ..

New crop of lawmakers is the latest threat to prevailing wage repeal

LANSING – There’s a good chance that a lid will be kept on incessant calls from some within the state’s Republican caucus to repeal the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act in the state Legislature’s lame duck session, which will wrap up some time in December . ..

Far right may seek to trade road funding for prevailing wage repeal

The Michigan GOP enters the upcoming lame duck session knowing they will have a super-majority next year after the pickup of four house seats and one senate seat in the general election. Thirty legislators will have one more chance to make a mark on the state before they return to civilian life due to term limits. ..

Livingston County bans prevailing wage on its building work

The Livingston County Board of Commissioners voted 5-4 on Aug. 4 to “not require prevailing wage” on county-funded construction projects. ..

ABC to take Lansing prevailing wage case to Supreme Court

LANSING – With the majority of the Michigan Supreme Court justices being sympathetic to right-wing conservatives, it comes as no surprise that the anti-union Associated Builders and Contractors is bringing them their latest case against prevailing wage. ..