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ABC Michigan Statement on Court Victory: Court of Claims Strikes Down Whitmer E.O.s’ Hijacking of MIOSHA Enforcement Rules

LANSING, MI- The Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan state director Jeff Wiggins provided the following statement today, after the Court of Claims handed Michigan workers a significant legal victory.  Following a lawsuit by ABC Michigan and others, the Court struck down portions of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s recent executive orders hijacking the Michigan Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (MIOHSA) enforcement mechanisms, threatening job sites with unfair punishments and charges for good faith efforts to follow COVID-19 safety requirements: “The Court defended Michigan workers today, striking down Governor Whitmer’s attempt to weaponize MIOHSA and other state departments against safe jobsites that are taking good faith precautions to combat COVID-19.  This Court of Claims decision allows more than 100,000 craft trades professionals to continue operating safely without the threat of multiple, arbitrary, and significant fines or other MIOHSA pena ... Read the rest of entry »

ABC Michigan Files Lawsuit to Protect Workers, Businesses from Weaponized State Agencies

New Constitutional Questions Raised About Denying Citizens Input on Workplace Safety Issues in the Administrative Rule-Making Process LANSING, MI- The Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan is among plaintiffs filing suit in Michigan’s Court of Claims to protect Michigan workers and safe construction sites from state departments weaponized by Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s recent executive actions. In the early days of the COVID-19 public health crisis, Michigan’s builders and contractors pioneered and implemented proven work-safe plans to protect the state’s more than 100,000 craft trade professionals and to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Michigan workers on these job sites have followed the rules, they’ve followed the science, they’ve taken the precautions, and they are working safely. They have returned to work safely to provide for their families and build Michigan’s future. Unfortunately, Governor Whitmer’s Executive Orders 96 a ... Read the rest of entry »

Supreme Court will hear ABC Appeal on Lansing Prevailing Wage

Lansing, Mich. – The Michigan Supreme Court has granted a leave for appeal by Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan (ABC), an action that could lead to local prevailing wage ordinances being invalidated throughout the state. 
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