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Published: Saturday, 9/7/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago

Labor unions lose before top Mich. court

DETROIT — A federal appeals court struck down an injunction Friday, clearing the way for a Michigan law that likely will diminish the role of unions in public construction projects.

The court, in a 2-1 decision, said there’s nothing illegal about a 2012 law that bars schools and local governments from signing onto strict labor agreements with a construction contractor, deals known as PLAs, or project labor agreements.

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