Displaying items tagged: Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.