Amid a skilled labor shortage that has almost everyone in the industry groaning for help, construction craft wages
are creeping up. But not enough, it seems, to noticeably increase the supply of labor.
For plumbers in Flint, Mich., “it’s been a heck of a year,” said Harold T. Harrington, a master plumber and pipefitter working as the business manager for Flint’s United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 370. Read more stories in 2017 March Issue.