County Project Imposes Illegal Union Wage Mandate On Bidders – Michigan Capitol Confidential
"A group of nonunion construction firms has mounted a challenge to Muskegon County’s policy of requiring union-level wages on major building projects it financially supports.
The group is threatening to file a lawsuit if the policy is applied to bids for work on an upcoming $17 million convention center in the city of Muskegon...
...County Commissioner Zach Lahring said he believes he is in the minority on the county board in supporting an end to the prevailing wage policy.
Requiring union-level wages results in higher costs and shuts out competent, nonunion contractors, he said..."