Legislative

Legislative Updates

June 27, 2018
Michigan Prevailing Wage Repeal

Michigan Prevailing Wage Repeal an Attack on All Construction Workers

The Michigan legislature escalated its war on working families earlier this month, when it repealed the state’s prevailing wage law. This follows its passage of “right to work for less” legislation in 2012 as another blow to the living standards of all Michigan workers.
May 11, 2018
Infrastructure Project Construction Scene

Trump Infrastructure Plan: A Promise Betrayed

For all the reservations many of us had about him, I think it’s fair to say that every OPMCIA member was pleased that Donald Trump proposed investing $1 trillion in revitalizing America’s infrastructure during his campaign for president. All of us applauded when he proclaimed, “We will build the next generation of roads, bridges, railways, tunnels, sea ports and airports that our country deserves.”
March 14, 2018
Tunnel Infrastructure Project

Trump Sabotages Key Infrastructure Project

Less than one month after unveiling an infrastructure plan that he claims will leverage $1.5 trillion in new construction, repair and maintenance, President Trump is trying to block the $30 billion Gateway project, potentially killing thousands of jobs building an urgently-needed new rail tunnel under the Hudson River connecting New York and New Jersey.

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