Michigan Business and City Leaders Urge Bipartisan Solutions to Fix State’s Infrastructure

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan business and groups representing Michigan’s municipalities urged the Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to work together to make fixing Michigan’s infrastructure a priority at a news conference Tuesday at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. Today marks the first day of the Detroit Chamber’s annual Mackinac Policy Conference that will be attended by […]

MITA Agrees To Road Contract Extension Proposal From Laborers District Council

As road projects resume operations across the state following the September lockout of Operating Engineers, Local 324 (OE 324) employees, the Laborers District Council and MITA have agreed to extend their current contract, which originally went into effect on June 1, 2013. The agreed upon wage increases and overtime adjustments will go into effect on […]

OE 324 Leaders Falsely Claim that MITA Rejected an Agreement to Restart Road Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mike Nystrom, Executive VP Sept. 20, 2018 OE 324 Leaders Falsely Claim that MITA Rejected an Agreement to Restart Road Work “The Union Leaders are Flat out Lying” This statement is from Mike Nystrom, executive vice president of the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA). Nystrom is commenting on a false media statement issued […]

MITA LRD Cmte. Response To OE 324 Claim That Multi-Employer Association Contract Is Being Negotiated

On July 23, 2018, MITA received a letter from Douglas Stockwell, Business Manager of Operating Engineers, Local 324 (OE 324).   Contrary to what the letter claims, MITA has NOT been informing any persons or entities, including its membership, that OE 324 is negotiating a multi-employer association contract with MITA.   The MITA Labor Relations […]

Seeking Industry Representation for a Digital Delivery Work Group

Transportation project development and delivery in Michigan has advanced significantly over the past decade.  Current infrastructure projects in Michigan rely on digital project delivery methods including, but not limited, the use of 3D engineered models, electronic engineering data, Automated Machine Guidance (AMG) and paperless contract administration.  There is a need for collaboration among contractors, owner […]