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News Briefs

Date Posted: February 7 2003

Anti-union PLA decision upheld It appears as if the discretion to use project labor agreements (PLAs) on federally funded construction projects will solely be in the hands of whomever is...

Old library spiffs up for new neighbors

Date Posted: February 7 2003

Nestled in the shadow of the glittering, nearly completed Compuware headquarters tower and parking structure in downtown Detroit is a tarnished little gem called the Rose and Robert Skillman Branch...

Prevailing wage paper chase could stabilize pay rates for trades

Date Posted: February 7 2003

There is no law more important to the take-home pay of construction workers than the federal Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Act. And there's a major opportunity on the radar screen for...

Roofers provide cover for landmark water tower

Date Posted: February 7 2003

YPSILANTI - The city's most famous landmark is getting a new skin and a slightly new look, as roofers are wrapping up a tricky project to install new cedar shingles...

Construction fatalities decline in 2002

Date Posted: January 24 2003

LANSING - Construction fatalities in Michigan fell to 24 in 2002 - a welcome drop of four compared to 2001 - according to information compiled by the state Department of...

Feds ready to embark on important prevailing wage survey in Michigan

Date Posted: January 24 2003

Prevailing wage rates determined by the U.S. Dept. of Labor have a profound impact on construction. In 2003 they'll gain an even greater significance as the DOL conducts the first...

Jobless insurance extended, but a million are left behind

Date Posted: January 24 2003

By U.S. Rep. Sander Levin D-12th District WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans left Washington last year without acting to extend the temporary extended unemployment benefits program. As a result, 800,000 individuals...

New HQ for Consumers Energy brings together old and the new

Date Posted: January 24 2003

JACKSON - A mixture of the old and the new awaits some 1,350 Consumers Energy employees as their $70 million new headquarters building nears completion. The new is a 13-story,...

News Briefs

Date Posted: January 24 2003

First drop since '94 for contract settlements Wage-benefit settlements in newly negotiated 2002 U.S. construction labor agreements averaged $1.37 or 4.1 percent for their first year, the Construction Labor Research...

Shedding some light on the auto show

Date Posted: January 24 2003

LIGHTS FOR A DISPLAY case at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit are installed by Nick Murray and Dave Odell of IBEW Local 58 and Trade Show Electric....

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