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Date Posted: February 21 2020

Another award for Mighty Mac painting The Mackinac Bridge tower painting project, now entering its fourth and final year, has won a second national award. Representatives of Seaway Painting of...

Number of striking workers surge in 2018-19

Date Posted: February 21 2020

The strike is back. After decades of declining strike activity, data on major work stoppages from the Bureau of Labor Statistics—including new 2019 data released Feb. 11 —show that there...

Prevailing wage still drives road work in Michigan

Date Posted: February 21 2020

LANSING - Michigan's prevailing wage law was repealed in June 2018, and the Republican-backed move was intended to lower building trades worker wages, de-fund the state's construction unions, and allegedly...

Contributions to Care House 'make a tremendous difference'

Date Posted: February 7 2020

MOUNT CLEMENS - Building trades union representatives on Jan. 17  contributed $8,925 to the operations of Care House, a facility that helps women and children who are victims of domestic...

More discouraging numbers for union employment

Date Posted: February 7 2020

For the second straight year, Michigan - not long ago a stronghold for organized labor - saw its unionization numbers decline at a rate higher than the national average.  U.S....

News Briefs

Date Posted: February 7 2020

U.S. construction back where it started Before the 2019 construction year fades from the rear-view mirror, Dodge Data and Analytics reported on Jan. 21 that for the entire year, U.S....

Royal Oak workers, police await new City Hall, police HQ

Date Posted: February 7 2020

ROYAL OAK - Over much of the past year, the city's Civic Center has never looked so good - at least to building trades workers and their contractor-employers. Scores of...

Whitmer announces $3.5B in bonds to fix roads

Date Posted: February 7 2020

LANSING - Michigan's road workers and their contractors can look forward to an even busier building season in 2020 - and beyond - as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a $3.5...

With 'New NAFTA' done, lack of worker protection will likely trip China deal

Date Posted: February 7 2020

WASHINGTON (PAI)— President Trump signed the rebooted North America Free Trade Agreement (New NAFTA) on the south lawn of the White House on Jan. 29.  And the finalized U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement...

You don't need a reason - 'tis the season to vote absentee

Date Posted: February 7 2020

You don't want to forget to vote in Michigan's presidential primary on Tuesday, March 10? Check. You don't want to start your day earlier or get home later by having...

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