State may use National Guard to finish stalled construction projects – WXYZ.com

(WXYZ) – Gov. Rick Snyder and his team are┬áconsidering many options to get construction across the state back up and running, including activating the National Guard, as the work stoppage due to a labor dispute approaches week three.

In a statement, the governor’s office said they are looking at several options to finish projects as quickly as possible.

“These options range from withholding payments for contractors to activating the National Guard and using their heavy equipment operators for roadwork,” Ari Adler, a spokesman for Snyder, said.

The dispute between the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA) and the Operating Engineers Local 324 union began on Sept. 4 after several attempts at getting a new contract.

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