Federal court ruling strikes down anti-worker law

And another reason for supporting the Protect Our Jobs campaign. . .

Last week, a federal judge ruled that the new state law banning local governments from mandating project labor agreements (PLA) on public construction projects violates federal labor law. A PLA is an agreement between municipal officials or school boards and hired contractors which defines wages and hours and sets safety standards and skills training for workers.

While supporters of PA 98 claim that the new law guaranteed neutrality in public projects, the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council, which filed the suit, argues that a PLA is a form of collective bargaining used successfully for years.

Getting involved in the Protect Our Jobs campaign is the way to protect our jobs, our voice and our future against these continued anti-worker attacks.