OUR COLLECTIVE VOICE MATTERS

• Changing Federal Housing Administration (FHA) regulations to allow FHA loans for site condos.

• Defeating attempts to destroy the Single State Construction Code by allowing local governments to adopt an independent “Green” construction code in its place.

• Stopping attempts to use fines to run a state Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting program.

• Partnering with Intermediate School Districts, Career Tech programs and their instructors to expand and improve skilled trade educational opportunities.

• Protecting our member’s businesses by working to prohibit local governments from adopting ordinances setting mandatory wages, benefits, leave time, scheduling, training, or application information requirements for employers.

• Stopping proposed MIOSHA (Michigan Occupational Health and Safety Administration) Ergonomic rules for construction and banning any ergonomic rules not found in federal OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) standards

• Removing the requirement for Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI) from the MRC.

• Prohibiting project labor agreements in state, school and local public construction, road projects, or as a condition of selective tax breaks granted for private projects. Project labor agreements require non-union contractors bidding on a government project to pay employee union dues and contribute to union pension and health insurance benefit funds, even though their employees are not union members.

• Stopping proposed MIOSHA rules that would have required porta-potties and washing stations on all construction sites (not just those without a mobile work crew) including separate facilities for men and women.

• Stopping unfair taxes on the industry by killing legislation that would have allowed additional storm water utility and control fees to be charged on construction sites.