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Labor Bulletins
Thursday, October 11, 2018
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...
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
MITA End of Lockout: Labor Dispute Continues - Guidance Bulletin #2 »
Although the lockout of the Operating Engineers, Local 324 (OE 324) ended on September 27, 2018, when the industry agreed...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MITA “End of Lockout” Guidance Bulletin #1 »
As every MITA member should be aware, the industry (MITA and its’ road building contractors) ended the defensive lockout o...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Road Laborers Contract Extension »
TO: MITA Contractors (Laborers Road POA) FROM: Mi...
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Industry Ends Lockout and Agrees to Go Back to Work »
Effective immediately, the industry (MITA and its’ road building contractors) will end the defensive lockout of all Intern...
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
UPDATE - Responding to MDOT's Denial of Request for Time Extension w/o Liquidated Damages »
THIS IS AN UPDATE TO YESTERDAY EVENING'S BULLETIN. PLEASE NOTE THE BOLDED SENTENCE IN THE FOURTH PARAGRAPH.  ...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Responding to MDOT Denial of Request for Time Extension w/o Liquidated Damages »
This bulletin is a follow-up to our Friday, September 21st bulletin and is intended to give you guidance on responding to...
Monday, September 24, 2018
Responding to MDOT “Certified Payrolls, Deficient Notice 1” »
All MITA POA contractors who received the MDOT “Certified Payrolls, Deficient Notice 1” as a prime contractor or a subcont...
Friday, September 21, 2018
MDOT Responds To Labor Dispute Requests To Suspend Work and Notices of Intent to File Claim »
MITA has learned that all contractors who have submitted a Request to Suspend Work and a Notice of Intent to File Claim fo...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
OE 324 Update: One Week Into Lockout »
General Overview   The defensive lockout of Operating Engineers, Local 324 (OE 324) employees that was in...
Thursday, September 6, 2018
HIGH PRIORITY - Deadline for Notifying Unemployment Insurance Agency Approaching »
The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) requires notice of a labor dispute within five days of its initiation.   The...
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
MDOT's Response To MITA OE 324 Lockout Notice »
On Friday, August 31st, MITA received a response from MDOT leadership in regard to MITA’s advance notice of the intended l...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Addressing Employee Questions Regarding Their Employment Status & Notifying The Unemployment Agency »
MITA has heard rumors that on or before 7:00 am on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, employees in the bargaining unit represente...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Dealing with OE 324 Fringes & Certified Payrolls »
MITA has learned that several contractors have recently received a “Certified Payrolls, Deficiency Notice” letter (Notice)...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Preparing for the Impacts of the OE 324 Lockout »
At 12:00 AM on June 1, 2018, the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the International Union of Operating Engine...
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Operating Engineers, Local 324 Lockout Called For Sept. 4th: Road Industry Impact Looming »
As you should know, industry (MITA) has reached out to the Operating Engineers, Local 324 (OE 324) numerous times over the...
Monday, August 27, 2018
URGENT - OE 324 Update Meeting Tomorrow »
In response to numerous recent events, an extremely important and very urgent meeting will be held tomorrow at the MITA of...
Friday, August 24, 2018
In Case You Missed It - Last Thursday's OE 324 Update Bulletin »
This bulletin was sent out on Thursday, August 16, 2018. It came to our attention that a handful of members had not receiv...
Thursday, August 16, 2018
OE 324 Stalemate Continues »
MEMORANDUM To: MITA OE 324 Contractors From: Mike Nystrom, Executive Vice President/Secretary RE: Stal...
Thursday, August 9, 2018
2nd Memo To POA Contractors From Mike Nystrom »
MEMORANDUM TO: MITA OE 324 Power of Attorney Contractors (POA Contractors) FROM: Mike Nystrom RE: Offi...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
CORRECTION: MITA Issues Press Release On OE 324 Health Care Plan »
Last Friday, August 3, 2018, MITA sent out a bulletin regarding the press release that was issued on the OE 324 Health Car...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Memo From Mike Nystrom To POA Contractors »
MEMORANDUM To: MITA OE 324 Power of Attorney Contractors (POA Contractors) From: Mike Nystrom, Execu...
Friday, August 3, 2018
MITA Issues Press Release On Operating Engineers, Local 324 Health Care Plan »
MITA issued a press release this morning regarding the Operating Engineers, Local 324 (OE 324) Health Care Plan. ...
Thursday, August 2, 2018
OE 324 Consents To Employees Using Hour Banks, MRAs & Self-Payments On Interim Basis »
It has come to MITA’s attention that Operating Engineers, Local 324 (OE 324) is now in agreement with MITA’s position that...
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
MITA LRD Cmte. Response To OE 324 Claim That Multi-Employer Association Contract Is Being Negotiated »
On July 23, 2018, MITA received a letter ( SEE ATTACHED ) from Douglas Stockwell, Business Manager of Operating Engineers,...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Pending Letter From Operating Engineers, Local 324 Fringe Funds »
This bulletin only applies to contractors who have signed power of attorney to MITA for Road and Utility Distribution cons...
Monday, July 9, 2018
Latest Threats to Operating Engineers 324 Healthcare »
Attached , please find a document regarding threats to Operating Engineers 324 (OE 324) healthcare. If your employees...
Friday, June 29, 2018
Operating Engineers, Local 324 Letter »
Over the course of the last few days, most contractors have received a letter (or two) in the mail from Operating Engineer...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Laborers' Letter Should Be Considered Very Carefully »
The Laborers’ District Council recently issued the attached letter as a friendly, though very serious, warning to any co...
Friday, June 22, 2018
Update on Operating Engineers, Local 324 (Be Wary of Union Authored Contracts) »
Operating Engineers, Local 324 (OE 324) continues to refuse to meet with MITA, even though the MITA/OE Utility Distributio...
Monday, June 4, 2018
Employee Communications During Operating Engineers, Local 324 Negotiations Standstill »
MITA continues to make every effort to begin negotiations with Operating Engineers, Local 324 (OE 324). To date, however,...
Friday, June 1, 2018
Operating Engineers, Local 324 Road Agreement Expires - No Work Stoppage »
At 12:00 a.m. today (Friday, June 1, 2018), the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the International Union of O...
Friday, May 18, 2018
Negotiations At A Standstill With Operating Engineers Local 324 (Road Agreement) »
The MITA Road Negotiations Committee has, over the last month, reached out to the Operating Engineers, Local 324 (OE 324)...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MITA Outstate Carpenter Wage Rate Re-allocation »
Due to a recent state-wide referendum, $0.20 is coming from the base rate and going towards healthcare contributions. ...
Monday, October 23, 2017
Detroit Opportunity Commitment as a Response to the Detroit Skilled Trades Employment Program »
Many MITA members are doing business in the city of Detroit. This month, the Michigan Laborers, Local 1191 entered into an...

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