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Prevailing wage repeal signatures under state scrutiny

Date Posted: March 9 2018

LANSING - There is no exact timeline for the Michigan Bureau of Elections to complete its review of 4,443 signature samples on a petition intended to repeal the state's Prevailing...

Question of right-to-work for all public employees lands in Supreme Court

Date Posted: March 9 2018

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI)—“Agency fees,” paid by nonunion public workers whom unions represent in many states, hit the US. Supreme Court on Feb. 26. But what...

Bridge work comes in all shapes and sizes for MDOT

Date Posted: March 9 2018

While local, county and state road crews have been hard at work across the state during our incredible 2018 winter pothole season, the Michigan Department of Transportation has also been...

'Composite' pension option in the works in Congress

Date Posted: March 9 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new "composite" option is in the works to address the growing fiscal shortcomings in the nation's multiemployer pension plans. It's called the Give Retirement Options to...

Union leaders to trump: ‘new NAFTA’ must boost workers’ rights, wages

Date Posted: March 9 2018

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI)—Six top union leaders told Republican President Donald Trump any “new NAFTA” so-called “free trade” pact must improve workers’ rights and wages. With...

AFL-CIO says rule would slide $5.8 billion in tips over to employers

Date Posted: March 9 2018

The AFL-CIO is opposed, "in the strongest possible terms," to a new proposed Department of Labor regulation that would allow restaurant owners to pocket the tips of millions of tipped...

News Briefs

Date Posted: March 9 2018

Bowling benefit for U-M cancer center  CHELSEA  – The Ann Arbor Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Center’s Union 4 Life breast cancer charity will host its annual Charity Bowling Night on Saturday,...

Prevailing wage repeal short on valid names - again?

Date Posted: February 23 2018

LANSING - For the second time in three years, Protecting Michigan Taxpayers, the front group for the Associated Builders and Contractors - Michigan, spent well more than $1 million on...

Study can't find benefits after repeal of prevailing wage law in Indiana

Date Posted: February 23 2018

On July 1, 2015, Indiana's state Legislature did what a lot of Republican lawmakers in Michigan have been wanting to do: repeal the state's prevailing wage law. In the Hoosier...

'A thing of beauty' Trades renovate elegant old friend, the Stott Tower

Date Posted: February 23 2018

DETROIT - Tall, thin, reddish-orange and stately - the landmark David Stott Tower was an instant architectural favorite when it opened its doors on June 17, 1929. The 38-story building...

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