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State's Purchasing Manual Includes Unlawful Union Preference

So-called prevailing wage requirement still applies in manual; spokesman says it’s a mistake

… to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law last year, contracts … the payment of union-level wages to construction workers. But … for more information on prevailing wage requirements leads to … page that states the prevailing wage law was repealed in June … will no longer issue prevailing wage rates for use by contractors. …

By the Numbers

… state and local governments 51 percent — Proportion of new legislators serving in Lansing, who may have different ideas about right-to-work and prevailing wage laws than the people they replace

Media Roundup for 2018

… featured in a variety of outlets. Throughout the year, our research on prevailing wage, licensing, wage laws, bail reform and more was mentioned in multiple editorials by The Detroit …

New Policymakers Mean More Scrutiny of Recent Policy Changes

… words, to reinstate the prevailing wage laws. But these are good … don’t want to support. Prevailing wage requirements weight the … employment. Regarding prevailing wages, the public benefits … built, for instance. Prevailing wage policies are like that. They require union-scale wages for individuals who work on …

Conclusion

… 21st Century, legislators cut business taxes and scaled back some corporate welfare. Lansing eliminated project labor agreements and eliminated prevailing wage, both of which decreased the cost of government construction. Lawmakers also shored up public pensions and right-sized other government employee …

The Good News And Bad News For UAW Members

Their money is being mismanaged but you don’t have to contribute

… management is misusing their dues to build a pricey vacation home for the outgoing president. The good news is that they are using nonunion, non-prevailing wage labor to save money. The other good news is that Michigan is a right-to-work state. No worker can be forced to pay union dues and fees in order …

Legislature Says Yes To Subsidies, No To Tax Cuts

October 26 MichiganVotes weekly roll call

… Initiative Petition 2, Repeal prevailing wage law: Passed 23 to 14 in the Senate … 6, 2018 To repeal the state prevailing wage law, which prohibits awarding … lowest bid unless the contractor pays wages based on union pay scales that local … Initiative Petition 2, Repeal prevailing wage law: Passed 56 to 53 in the  …

More Tax-And-Spend For Michigan Roads? Scholar Says ‘Maybe’

New study assesses the need and has some ideas

… ensuring the state is receiving the proper funds from the federal government, and using savings expected from the recent repeal of the state’s prevailing wage law. He also wants to give a higher priority in the state budget to road repairs. In the new Mackinac Center study, Douglas offers a specific …

How Much Will the Repeal of Prevailing Wage Save Taxpayers in Michigan?

It’s complicated, but a reasonable estimate is in the hundreds of millions

… Michigan has repealed its prevailing wage law, the big question … $250 million. If the prevailing wage added 10 percent to the … is how much mandated union wages have added to the cost of public … example, showed that the prevailing wage law led to 16 percent … affected each year by the prevailing wage law. According to the …

Michigan’s 50-Year Old ‘Prevailing Wage’ Law Repealed

… construction projects. The “prevailing wage” law required union wages on public projects, regardless … set hundreds of thousands of wage classifications every year. … eliminating it will mean lower wages and worse service. That’s a … summer. Eliminating the prevailing wage requirement means more …