Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Nov 12, 2010
The influence of Big Labor over the Lansing City Council recently threatened to halt both the cleanup and economic development of a contaminated riverfront property located in the capitol city's downtown. At issue was the council's last-minute decision to hold up an environmental cleanup tax abatement for the project unless the developer agreed to pay union-scale wages and benefits for all of the construction jobs needed to build his $23.1 million upscale apartment complex.
Interestingly, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is standing up for the entrepreneurs and opposing the union-scale wage requirement.