On November 2, San Diego County voters will vote YES on Proposition A, which amends the San Diego county charter to prohibit the county government from entering into contracts that require construction companies to sign project labor agreements (PLAs) with construction unions. This measure will ensure that San Diego County taxpayers get the best quality construction at the best price.
There is so much buzz about this common-sense ballot initiative, The New York Times ran a story about Proposition A (“Taking a Vote on Union Construction,” 10/14/10).
The article is thorough and fair, as it visits common arguments for and against PLAs and Prop A. It also explains why PLAs increase costs, decrease competition and harm skilled non-union employees and their qualified employers. Give it a read.
TheTruthAboutPLAs.com has published stories about Prop A debates and newspaper endorsements, but readers interested in learning more should visit the Yes on Proposition A web site at www.fairandopencompetition.com.
The Proposition A Facebook page is here: Yes on A: The Fair and Open Competition Initiative for San Diego County | Facebook
A video in support of Proposition A is here: YouTube – Fair and Open Competition – Yes on A