Displaying items tagged: Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan

Wednesday, 08 March 2023 22:16

Democrats pass ‘right-to-work’ repeal and prevailing-wage mandate

LANSING — Michigan’s decade-old “right-to-work” laws are in peril now that Democratic legislators are acting to rescind them — as promised — two months after taking power in Lansing.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 07 March 2023 12:53

West Michigan firm working to reverse trend of ‘too few minorities in construction’

A portfolio of West Michigan businesses has tapped a longtime statewide policy advocate to help lead its strategy to bring more people of color into construction and related sectors.

Friday, 29 July 2022 14:03

State mum on prevailing wage policy as construction group pushes back

The Whitmer administration’s announcement last year to reinstate prevailing wages on state projects costing more than $50,000 quickly gained support among union construction companies while opposing contractors called the policy a “waste” of public funding. 

Friday, 08 July 2022 22:34

Budget directs $16M for union, non-union construction trades development

A state budget deal announced last week allocates $16 million to construction training programs across the state to help combat the industry’s ongoing labor challenges.

Sunday, 30 January 2022 14:00

Tax cut negotiations on deck between Whitmer, Republicans

Competing proposals from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republicans who control the Legislature put tax cuts on the election-year agenda in Lansing.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 08 June 2020 22:16

Court of Claims rules in favor of contractors, GR landscaper challenging executive order

The Michigan Court of Claims has ruled in favor of a building contractors’ trade group and a Grand Rapids landscaping company who challenged the penalties associated with an executive order on pandemic-related workplace requirements.

Published in Economic Development

Friday, 29 May 2020 14:54

Contractors group, GR landscaper challenge Whitmer order on emergency rules

The state chapter of a national trade group representing contractors and a Grand Rapids-based landscaping company have asked a state court to invalidate two recent executive orders by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer involving workplace safety requirements in light of COVID-19.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 02 February 2020 17:15

Legislation to limit non-competes for certain low-wage jobs draws concern from biz groups

Backers of legislation that would bar employers in Michigan from requiring certain employees to sign a non-compete agreement say they simply want the free market to work.

Published in Small Business