Lansing City Market

Video Documents Big Labor’s Project Labor Agreement Shakedown in Lansing

0 December 3, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Take a look at this outstanding video posted by The Mackinac Center that explains the grip of Big Labor’s powerful special interests on some members of the Lansing City Council. We’ve covered this story before, but basically, Lansing City Council members beholden to Big Labor’s anti-competitive and costly agenda issued threats to halt both the cleanup […]


Lansing Developer Considering Legal Action Against City Council

1 October 20, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In response to the Lansing City Council’s recent decision to put union handouts ahead of job creation, Michigan developer Pat Gillespie is considering legal action against the city. Last week, several members of the Lansing City Council demanded that Mr. Gillespie require contractors to sign wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs) on the over […]


Lansing City Market PLA Reduces Bidders, Increases Costs and Harms Local Workers

0 May 4, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

A 4/24 article in the Lansing State Journal reports budget busting bids and a lack of bidders on the estimated $1.6 million Lansing City Market project that will be built using a union-only PLA thanks to a requirement by Lansing City Officials. The Lansing City Market project will be re-bid and opened to a broader base of contractors after […]