Detroit News

Detroit News Editorial: Break the Barriers

1 January 7, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The editorial board of The Detroit News has once again come out against job killing policies that line the pockets of one special interest group at the expense of Michigan taxpayers.  This issue was discussed in the context of The Detroit News urging the newly-minted Snyder administration to remove the government-imposed hurdles to job creation […]


Detroit News Editorial Calls for Fair Bids

0 December 7, 2010  School Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In an outstanding editorial published today (“Editorial: Fair Bids,” 12/7/10), the Detroit News calls on Michigan’s leaders to eliminate government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on state, local and university projects in the state. Here are the highlights: The contractors association says that some state universities, community colleges and local units of government are requiring their […]


Editorial: Obama Doing Labor’s Bidding

0 May 18, 2010  Federal Construction

Another newspaper editorial, this time The Detroit News, is critical of President Obama’s scheme to funnel federal construction contracts to Big Labor through project labor agreements (PLAs) via Executive Order 13502 (“Obama Doing Labor’s Bidding,” 5/17). “In Barack Obama’s Washington, a union card is a gold card. The president is skewing policy to give the 12 percent […]