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Contractors voice support for prevailing wage

Date Posted: October 16 2015

LANSING - Prevailing wage is good for Michigan. And the nonunion Associated Builders and Contractors, which is the primary backer of the effort to repeal the state's prevailing wage law,...

Some Dems push to tie road money with prevailing wage save

Date Posted: October 16 2015

The statewide petition drive to abolish the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act of 1965 is continuing, as is the related public information campaign by the law's supporters and misinformation campaign by...

Splash of primary colors mark DMC-Troy Children's Hospital

Date Posted: October 16 2015

TROY - For drivers along Big Beaver Rd. east of I-75, the new Children's Hospital of Michigan-Troy looks like someone got out a giant box of Lego pieces and went...

Local 252, contractors flip switch on alternative energy

Date Posted: October 16 2015

ANN ARBOR - Michigan is meeting the requirements of a seven-year-old state law which calls for 10 percent of the state be powered by renewable energy sources. A tiny sliver...

Construction worker shortage may be crimping industry expansion

Date Posted: October 16 2015

The number of unemployed U.S. workers with construction experience dropped to the lowest total for September since 2000. Despite the robust demand for construction in many areas of the country,...

News Briefs

Date Posted: October 16 2015

Jobless rate disappoints even Labor Department WASHINGTON (PAI) - The U.S. unemployment rate stayed unchanged in September at 5.1 percent, the federal government announced Oct. 2. That and low jobs...

Boilermakers 169 turns out another top apprentice

Date Posted: October 2 2015

Three out of the last four winners of the Boilermakers National Apprenticeship Competition have hailed from Michigan's Local 169. That remarkable record of success continued this year due to the...

Construction lull seen as short-term

Date Posted: October 2 2015

It has been a good year for employment in Michigan's construction industry. But recently the job numbers have been moving in the wrong direction. According to a Sept. 18 report...

News Briefs

Date Posted: October 2 2015

Revard moves up in Insulators union One of the two leadership changes at the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers has a Michigan connection. In August...

Steel's up at FRIB's office tower

Date Posted: October 2 2015

EAST LANSING - With a price tag of $730 million, there's bound to be a few construction milestones associated with the FRIB- the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams going up...

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