Strong-Arm Tactics Threaten to Halt Development Project

Big Labor Vs. Lansing Entrepreneur

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Meet Pat Gillespie. He and his company want to build two upscale apartment complexes where parking lots now lie along the riverfront in downtown Lansing, Mich. Find out how big labor recently threatened to halt both the cleanup and economic development of the property unless the developer agreed to pay union-scale wages and benefits for all of the construction jobs needed for his project.