Business News Flash – Detroit, MI

July 31, 2019


Michigan road construction workers go on strike

Source: Kurt Nagl, Crain’s Detroit


Kent County MIHeavy machine operators in Michigan went on strike today. The workers are protesting the labor practices of Rieth-Riley Construction.

Rieth-Riley is based in Indiana, but is a road paver and asphalt supplier in Michigan and has an administrative office in Grand Rapids. The company also operates 13 asphalt plants throughout the state.

The workers are demanding over $1.8 million in back pay that accrued during a lockout last year, as well as a new contract.







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