MRCC's Mike Jackson attending the State of the Union tonight
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“Lowering wages reduces job productivity and lengthens the project schedule. Mistakes also happen when inexperienced, lesser-trained workers do the work. Michigan has already experimented with repealing prevailing wage in the mid-1990s. Costs went up and our skilled workforce went down.”
-Rep. Henry Yanez, D-Sterling Heights

With prevailing wage we can have both better constructed roads and bridges, and at a lower cost, Yanez writes
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Senator Gary Peters

Happy to welcome my guest for the State of the Union, Mike Jackson of Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights. We want to hear from the Presiden...t that he is committed to a meaningful federal infrastructure investment that will create good-paying jobs for Michigan workers – without undercutting wage protections.

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MRCC Executive Secretary-Treasurer Mike Jackson was featured on WTOL, as a local leader invited by Senator Gary Peters to tonight's State of the Union. "It is an honor to be Senator Peters’ guest. He has been a big advocate for upgrading our infrastructure and great advocate for working men and women."

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Peters Announces 2018 State of the Union Guest

Peters Will Host Mike Jackson of the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights to Highlight Need to Protect American Workers in Any Infrastructure Proposal

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We are proud to endorse Elissa Slotkin for Congress in Michigan's 8th District and excited that she wanted to meet our members face-to-face on the job and at our school. We need more elected officials that work hard for the working men and women in Michigan.

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Elissa Slotkin added 4 new photos.

Had a great visit to meet Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights members, apprentices, and tour a job site at MSU.

Here in Michigan we have an ...eminently solvable problem: there are young people in search of good-paying jobs, and there are unions looking to hire more skilled workers. Facilities like the Carpenters and Millwrights’ Mason Training Facility are helping connect those dots:

Our leaders in Congress could learn a couple things from their “get-it-done” attitude.

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The word “Michigan” is practically synonymous with building and manufacturing.

"Communities who choose to pay more to help their schools shouldn’t have to see their hard-earned tax money pad the bottom line of for-profit charter companies.”
-Paula Herbart, MEA President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 18, 2018 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, GOP-led Legislature Votes to

"You don’t have to look farther than the Fraser sinkhole and 15 Mile road repairs to see the value that both Unions and prevailing wage have added to Macomb County. Experts estimated that this project would take years and millions upon millions of dollars to repair, but that wasn’t the case when we called our Union workers. The Fraser sinkhole and 15 Mile road repairs were completed faster, and, most importantly, under budget because we utilized experienced, skilled professionals under Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law."
-Senator Steve Bieda (D-Warren)

Unions built Michigan’s middle class.

"To support prevailing wage is to reject the greed of special interests. It is to assert that we value the expertise and efforts of our hardworking men and women, and the contributions they have made to our state. I will continue to fight for the working families of Michigan, and I urge my colleagues in the Legislature to do the same."

Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D- East Lansing)

Michigan’s prevailing wage law strengthens infrastructure, saves tax dollars, and ensures our highly-skilled tradespeople are paid a livable wage.

When Bill Schuette tells you he wants good-paying jobs in Michigan, ask him why he wrote this whole article about lowering your wages.

Fair competition is the hallmark of life, whether it be sports, a job or the law. As our Declaration of Independence states, “All men are created equal.”

Repealing prevailing wage will turn the skilled worker shortage into a skilled worker crisis.

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Brian Elder for State Representative is with Nic Clark and 10 others.

I'm excited to be a guest on WSGW’s (790 AM) The Art Lewis Show on Monday morning at 9:00, to debate Michigan’s Prevailing Wage laws with the President of the A...ssociated Builders and Contractors of Michigan. Prevailing Wage allows local tax dollars to be used to support local businesses and their workers, who in turn, support the local tax base and economy. While some look at local contracts the same way a thief eyes a pie cooling on the window sill, we know that taxpayers have a right to make sure our own money stays right here in our neighborhoods!

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Check out our latest issue of The Organizer with stories about our members, our partners like Sparrow Health System, and our great work across the state.

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"The prevailing wage helps our state build the skilled workforce needed to continue Michigan’s economic comeback." via @detroitnews

When you examine the final costs it becomes clear that reducing hourly rates generates a pile of costs, author writes