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Washington, D.C. — The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC), representing over 500,000 members, announced that General President Douglas J. McCarron and Political and Legislative Director Tom Flynn met with President Donald Trump and other labor leaders this afternoon to advocate for members and discuss core UBC issues. Click here to read […]
Seventy-four percent of construction firms in Michigan plan to expand hiring in 2017 at the same time that finding skilled workers remains the industry’s biggest concern.That’s according to survey results of construction firm owners released today by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Sage Construction and Real Estate. Click here to read more.
“The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights is an organization dedicated to the principles of respect and fairness,” Mike Jackson, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of MRCC, said in a statement. Jackson elaborated, “Our union hall has been in Warren for more than a decade and we have hundreds of members in the area. We would not […]
Detroit – The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights issued the following statement in response to the Senate GOP once again introducing anti-prevailing wage legislation that would cut the pay and benefits of skilled trades workers. “As Governor Snyder noted in his State of the State Address this week, skilled trades people are literally […]
LANSING, MI — Senate bills 1, 2 and 3 would repeal the state’s prevailing wage laws, and they’ve got support from A, B and C. The Association of Builders and Contractors, that is. The state’s prevailing wage law applies union-level wages to job sites for public projects like schools and government buildings. The Associated Builders and […]
After years of advocating for greater workplace safety, labor unions won a huge victory in 1971 when the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration was created. Since then, labor unions fought for all of the safety regulations we have today. In 2009, there were 24 OSHA-related deaths in Michigan, the lowest since Michigan created MIOSHA […]
A string of major construction projects — from a massive hockey arena and street car line down Woodward to the resurrection of the Wayne County jail project — will reshape downtown Detroit in 2017. It’s a flurry of activity and investment that seemed wildly improbable less than a decade ago. But the construction detours and […]
“Inclusion. Acceptance. Support.” That’s the mission of Play-Place for Autistic Children. It’s a 25,000 square foot facility in Sterling Heights in Macomb County, and there’s no place like it elsewhere in the country. Play-Place is a nonprofit that gives kids who are on the autism spectrum a safe, fun, comfortable place to hang out and play […]