President Donald Trump's support for shifting more power to states faded on Wednesday next to his affinity for oil and gas production, as he aimed to make it harder for states to cite environmental concerns as a reason to block pipelines and other energy projects.Read More »
Gov. Rick Snyder expressed frustration on Tuesday after failing to end what he called an unprecedented labor impasse between road contractors and a union of heavy-equipment operators that is disrupting more than 150 construction projects statewide, including major work on Interstates 75 and 696 in the Detroit area.Read More »
Contractors should expect more opportunities for work in 2014. They also should expect to struggle getting that work done.
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Even though federal prevailing wages are sometimes more than 10 years old, two state lawmakers would prefer using those rates on certain public projects instead of annually updated Wisconsin numbers.Read More »
The National Labor Relations Board investigates complaints against employers or union chapters accused of violating the National Labor Relations Act. The board has not yet issued decisions on these complaints.
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By Paul Snyder Construction industry representatives Wednesday pounded on a state bill that would add to upcoming federal certification requirements for crane operators. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Joe Parisi, D-Madison, would require a state license for crane operators ...
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By Sean Ryan A Thursday decision by Wisconsin’s attorney general reinforces municipal authority to bypass bidding and award road reconstruction contracts to county highway departments. The decision is a response to a request filed a year ago by the Construction ...Read More »