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Prevailing wage repeal effort set to double down on first failed effort

Date Posted: November 27 2015

'It’s clear that public policy now is being shaped by billionaires from West Michigan' LANSING - The Michigan Board of State Canvassers on Nov. 5 unanimously rejected petitions intended to...

Prevailing wage repeal, Part II: It's worth it to fight this relentless effort

Date Posted: November 27 2015

The petition to repeal the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act of 1965 is back. It never really has gone away since last summer. The Associated Builders and Contractors/Protect Michigan Taxpayers and...

Retired bricklayer puts down trowel, picks up pencils

Date Posted: November 27 2015

Photography is a form of art. David Pawloski is demonstrating that drawings of photos is also an art form, which can add depth and detail to a scene or portrait,...

Trades help clean the air at Consumers Campbell plant

Date Posted: November 27 2015

WEST OLIVE - While natural gas, solar and wind energy are increasingly important parts of Michigan's energy production portfolio, the heat provided by burning coal is still creating about 50...

Union 4 Life makes another contribution to breast cancer research at U-M

Date Posted: November 27 2015

ANN ARBOR - The Union 4 Life group has struck again, this time raising and contributing $12,000 to breast cancer research at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. Over...

Look up - Foundry Lofts tower to create more residential space

Date Posted: November 13 2015

ANN ARBOR - More housing for University of Michigan students and residents who want to live near a vibrant downtown is on the way, in the form of the towering...

News Briefs

Date Posted: November 13 2015

Prevailing wage prevails in D.C. WASHINGTON, DC - Only a handful of Republicans in the Michigan Legislature support prevailing wage. In our nation's capitol, it's quite a bit more popular....

NLRB judge backs IBEW 58 in RTW case Showing ID is 'intimidation'?

Date Posted: November 13 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - An Oct. 26 ruling by a U.S. administrative law judge in a case before the National Labor Relations Board settles, at least for now, one of the...

Our vote is best backstop against prevailing wage opponents

Date Posted: November 13 2015

They're incompetent. But they're relentless. "Protect Michigan Taxpayers," the front group for the Associated Builders and Contractors and some deep-pocketed donors, were so confident in their petition drive to repeal...

Prevailing wage repeal effort: here we go again

Date Posted: November 13 2015

LANSING -  The group sponsoring a petition drive intended to repeal the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act couldn't deny the massive number of duplicate and improper names on the signature sheets,...

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