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News Briefs

Date Posted: January 12 2018

RTW repeal bills introduced Five years to the month after the Michigan Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder made Michigan a right-to-work state, an effort was made to remind people that...

Counter-petition drive launched to save Michigan's prevailing wage law

Date Posted: December 22 2017

LANSING - Michigan Prevails and Protect Michigan Jobs on Dec. 12 announced plans to undertake a petition seeking to retain the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act. A kickoff event was held...

Labor's first against the tax cut continues

Date Posted: December 22 2017

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI)--For unions, grad students and even some congressional Democrats, the fight against the GOP tax cut for the rich and big business continued...

Looks like a happy ending for 2017 construction

Date Posted: December 22 2017

Construction employment is up in the U.S. So are worker wages. As for industry momentum, that's back. "Employment and pay in construction have risen more rapidly over the past year...

News Briefs

Date Posted: December 22 2017

Prevailing wage rally set for Jan. 10 LANSING - A rally is scheduled for 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 at the State Capitol Building in Lansing to show support for the...

New sheetmetal coil line puts Mall City on a roll

Date Posted: December 22 2017

KALAMAZOO - Bending and shaping sheet metal is a whole lot easier and more efficient these days at Mall City Mechanical. The company's fabrication shop, which employs Local 7 sheet...

Prevailing wage support rally set for Jan. 10

Date Posted: December 22 2017

LANSING – A rally is scheduled for 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 at the State Capitol Building in Lansing to show support for the state’s prevailing wage law. The Capitol...

Stop everything. NLRB's top cop puts brakes on many pro-worker rulings

Date Posted: December 22 2017

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI) - Discrimination against union workers during bargaining. Holding joint employers – a corporate headquarters and its local franchise-holders – responsible for obeying,...

Construction industry forecasters generally upbeat

Date Posted: December 8 2017

Today's strong construction market cannot make anyone who has held a journeyman's card over the past decade forget that Michigan notoriously suffered under a one-state economic depression a decade ago...

Counter petition to retain prevailing wage: count on it, says Michigan Building Trades Council

Date Posted: December 8 2017

LANSING - While the examination process continues to determine if there are enough valid signatures collected by Protect Michigan Taxpayers to overturn the state's prevailing wage law, the Michigan Building...

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