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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 11:30am
Anderson House Office Building, Mackinac Room, 5th Floor

The upcoming election will have tremendous impact on Michigan’s workforce as well as employers. November voters will take a stand on Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law. The law requires wages and benefits set by union agreements be provided to employees hired to work on publically-funded construction projects across the State. The tough job of fixing our roads and building our public schools are among many tax-payer projects requiring private construction companies to provide union wages and benefits. These jobs are considered hard labor and often, highly-skilled trade jobs. The forum calls on human resources and labor relations experts to balance out the pros and cons of this proposal on behalf of employees and employers.

Speakers are Dale Belman, professor in MSU's School of Human Resources and Labor Relations and President of the Institute for Construction Economics Research, Neil Parish, assistant manager at the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), and Jeff Wiggins, state director of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan (ABC).

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Mark your calendar now for IPPSR's last fall Public Policy Forum on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The topic is can't miss: term limits as we mark a 20th anniversary.

Then get ready for 2019 IPPSR Public Policy Forums on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, February 13, 2019, March 13, 2019, April 17, 2019 and May 8, 2019.

All Public Policy Forums begin at 11:30 a.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m. at the Anderson House Office Building, 5th Floor Mackinac Room in downtown Lansing, across from the Michigan Capitol. The street address is 124 N. Capitol Avenue in Lansing, Michigan. A light lunch is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis at no charge. Please plan to join us.

Meanwhile, view IPPSR's 2017 Fall Forums in the Past Forum Archive: