MRCC Supports the DRIC
The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters (MRCC) supports Governor Rick Snyder’s decision to build the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC). The project is the single largest construction project slated for South Eastern Michigan. The DRIC will bring an estimated 10,000 needed jobs to the region, putting Michigan citizens back to work. The MRCC applauds the Governor’s decision to boldly back this critical initiative that will serve as a catalyst to boost Michigan’s economy by creating jobs and enhancing trade.
Right to Work is wrong for Michigan
As campaign season heats up, debate continues over whether Michigan should become a Right to Work state.
The answer, unequivocally, is no.
Proponents of Right to Work claim that going after organized labor will solve our current economic woes.
Yet the problem is not organized labor, it’s how Lansing is addressing the urgent issues of our day.
MRCC Battles 1099 Abuse
The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights is dedicated to fighting worker misclassification, a.k.a. “1099 abuse.”
When companies claim their workers are “independent contractors” to avoid taxes, insurance costs, workers’ comp, and payroll deductions we all lose.
Criminal contractors illegally save 30 percent or more on labor costs, allowing them to underbid law-abiding competitors. Misclassification means higher taxes for honest citizens and lower wages for workers. The battle against 1099 misclassification is a top priority for the MRCC.
MRCC Endorses the DRIC
The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights supports the DRIC as a generator of economic growth. The proposed Detroit River International Crossing will bring an estimated 10,000 jobs to the region, putting citizens back to work.
In addition to short-term employment as the bridge is constructed through 2016, the DRIC will provide long-term growth to the region, widening an established trade route and increasing our relevance as an international trading corridor.
MRCC Supports Jobs in the U.P.
Carpenters Local 1510 supports proposed mining and energy projects and the jobs they will bring to the Upper Peninsula.
Projects include Northern Michigan University’s Ripley biomass heat plant; Verso Paper’s proposed power plant; Kinross/Mascoma’s ethanol plant; the Woodland Road project; the Aquila Resources “Back Forty Project” and the Kennecott Eagle minerals mine project.
We need to support the strict laws that are in place to protect the environment, and welcome projects to the U.P.