The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments for and against local laws that require contractors on public projects to pay union-scale wages.
The challenge to Lansing’s ordinance was filed by non-union contractors.
They say local governments aren’t allowed to adopt local wage laws.
Kraig Schutter argue for the Associated Builders & Contractors.
He says local governments can decide what to pay their employees, but not those of private companies that make agreements to do work for counties, cities, or townships.