Preserve Michigan’s prevailing wage law (EDITORIAL)

Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder once again finds himself distracted by conservative elements within his party who prefer a dogmatic, rather than pragmatic, approach to legislation. Some of the same elements behind the state’s useless and misnamed “right-to-work” act now are behind an effort to scrap Michigan’s prevailing wage law. Right-to-work, of course, was advertised […]

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Statement from Mike Jackson in response to Governor Snyder’s Budget Presentation

The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights applauds the governor’s commitment to invest in career technical centers, high schools, and community colleges in order canadian online pharmacy to better prepare Michigan’s future workforce and direct them to the skilled trades. Currently, the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights spends millions of private dollars […]

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Wayne County Executive Warren Evans Announces Appointment to Detroit Regional Convention Authority

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MRCC Union Leader to Chair Wayne County Airport Authority

Mike Jackson, executive secretary-treasurer of the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights, has been elected unanimously to chair the Wayne County Airport Authority. The airport authority oversees Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Willow Run Airport. Jackson was appointed to the Board in 2011 by former Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano. Since 2014, Jackson has served […]

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Statement from Mike Jackson in response to Arlan Meekhof’s Announcement to Make Prevailing Wage Repeal a Top Legislative Priority

After a steady drumbeat of attacks on unions and their members, it shouldn’t be surprising that the number one priority of House and Senate Republicans is to further undercut Michigan’s middle class. House and Senate Republicans’ first bill of the 2015 legislative session is to repeal Michigan’s Prevailing Wage law. The Prevailing Wage law is […]

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Prevailing wage laws protect our cities

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Supreme Court Is Unanimous that Non-Union Workers Have Very Little Power

The recent Supreme Court decision allows Amazon the right to require employees to stand in long security lines, without being paid for their time. This decision is an important reminder of corporate power and the limited rights of non-union employees. Over the course of the last year alone, we’ve seen many such reminders. Corporate profits […]

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Press release: 14,000-Member MI Carpenters, Millwrights Union Endorses Schauer for Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 14,000-Member MI Carpenters, Millwrights Union Endorses Schauer for Governor DETROIT – The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights is endorsing Mark Schauer for governor of Michigan in the 2014 general election. The MRCC represents 14,000 skilled, professional carpenters and millwrights throughout the state. “I am extremely grateful […]

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State GOP vs. the People

The following letter was in the Detroit Free Press:

“State GOP vs. the people”

As his party’s standard-bearer, Gov. Rick Snyder’s fraud about right-to-work is symptomatic of a larger problem that plagues Republicans: They can no longer be trusted about anything because the Republican Party in Michigan can’t even keep its most basic promises.”

Muskegon Chronicle

Letter: Collective bargaining protects working families

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