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News Briefs

Date Posted: June 12 2015

Fast Track fight moves on to U.S. House WASHINGTON (PAI) – After an expected Senate loss on so-called presidential “fast-track” trade promotion authority, workers, unions and their allies are concentrating...

Petition signature gatherers may have to work hard for their money

Date Posted: June 12 2015

Coming this summer to a street corner or perhaps a sporting event near you: clipboard-holders with petitions from "Protecting Michigan Taxpayers," promising that if you will sign, you help repeal...

Prevailing wage law in hands of petitioners

Date Posted: June 12 2015

LANSING - Michigan's Prevailing Wage Act of 1965 is in dire risk of repeal this year in the state Legislature - but it likely won't happen in the conventional manner....

Survey shows strong support for state’s prevailing wage law

Date Posted: June 12 2015

A telephone poll of 400 likely voters, conducted May 19 and 20 by EPIC MRA for Michigan Prevails, a coalition of business and labor organizations, shows fewer than a third...

Top 400 contractors enjoying higher revenues

Date Posted: June 12 2015

Revenue for big U.S. construction contractors is returning back up to pre-Great Recession levels. The Engineering News Record in early June released its annual list of top performing contractors in...

'Corporate puppetry of the worst kind'
House OKs bill that takes away local control

Date Posted: May 29 2015

LANSING - There once was a time, not too long ago, that a key element of conservative principles was that local government was the best government. States could handle their...

New residence hall going up at WMU

Date Posted: May 29 2015

KALAMAZOO - Western Michigan University calls it "the next generation of university living." Miller Davis, its subcontractors and the building trades are erecting "Western Heights," a new four-level housing complex...

News Briefs

Date Posted: May 29 2015

New hurdle for prevailing wage?  LANSING - The anti-prevailing wage crowd has a backup plan in case repeal of the law is rejected by the state House, or vetoed by...

Prevailing wage repeal passes Senate; Snyder: it has 'serious problems'

Date Posted: May 29 2015

LANSING - The Michigan Senate adopted a package of three bills on May 14 that would repeal the state's prevailing wage law - and thus severely undermine the pay structure,...

Prevailing Wage Statement - Shorty Gleason

Date Posted: May 29 2015

"To say that those in favor of repealing prevailing wage   are dangerously naïve about the construction trades  is a major understatement." LANSING - Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council Legislative...

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