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Dems make another effort to expand overtime pay eligibility

Date Posted: December 8 2017

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Restoring Overtime Pay Act, introduced in Congress on Dec. 1, would give 12 million workers new or strengthened rights to get paid overtime when they work...

Long-term trends: Who's gonna do the work? And will we change the way it's done?

Date Posted: December 8 2017

By Jacob Snyder The Association of Union Constructors Construction has historically been an industry that often lags behind what other industries and markets are seeing in terms of trends. However,...

News Briefs

Date Posted: December 8 2017

U.S. construction drops in October The familiar up-and-down "sawtooth" pattern that has characterized the fortunes of U.S. construction came to light once again in the latest Dodge Data and Analytics report....

Out of the closets: BC cops ready for roomier, modern HQ building

Date Posted: December 8 2017

BATTLE CREEK - The city's cramped, worn out and outmoded police headquarters building is getting a modern, roomier, more functional replacement, thanks to the ongoing work of construction manager Schweitzer...

Prevailing wage repeal effort: Now comes the validation: state, MBCTC sample petition sheets for errors

Date Posted: December 8 2017

LANSING - The Michigan Board of State Canvassers has set a tentative meeting date of Jan. 10 to consider the validity of some 380,000 petition signatures submitted by Protect Michigan...

Building trades roadshow highlights apprenticeship

Date Posted: November 24 2017

A building trades "apprenticeship roadshow" took place in Southeast Michigan Nov. 13-17, with a series of events aimed at highlighting careers in the skilled construction trades to the media, prospective...

Good for business: Mike Ilitch school building rises in Detroit

Date Posted: November 24 2017

DETROIT - The Mike Ilitch School of Business is open for business - for the construction team of Christman-Brinker, their subcontractors and about 100 building trades union workers. The project...

Labor assails budget over tax cuts for the rich

Date Posted: November 24 2017

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI)—Now it’s up to the Senate, where the fate of the GOP tax cut for the rich is up in the air. That’s...

News Briefs

Date Posted: November 24 2017

Union buster is NLRB's top cop WASHINGTON (PAI)—The guy who drew up the legal memo showing President Reagan how to fire the striking air traffic controllers in 1981 is the same...

Prevailing wage repeal - what's next? Ongoing state count to determine if there are enough valid signatures

Date Posted: November 24 2017

LANSING - What's next in the effort to repeal the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act? Protecting Michigan Taxpayers, the front group for the Associated Builders and Contractors - Michigan, turned in...

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