LANSING, Mich., April 15, 2021 – State Rep. Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods) today applauded Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Michigan Jobs First Executive Directive 2019-15 as an important step to promote free and fair competition when companies bid for state projects.

“During my time in the Legislature, I have always put Michigan’s workers first, as they should be,” Yancey said. “I am thankful that Gov. Whitmer continues to do so and isn’t afraid to be an advocate and an ally for Michigan’s hardworking families.” 

The executive order requires bidders on state projects to complete a vendor questionnaire, which asks bidders to disclose relevant records, including labor and environment compliance. Additionally, the worksheet asks bidders to certify their workforce is accurately classified as employees and not independent contractors, or “1099 workers,” while also enabling an assessment of the bidders’ likely economic impact on a project.