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Fox Business News Covers Chula Vista’s Prop G Victory

0 June 16, 2010  State & Local Construction

…ssible price. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal editorial board applauded Chula Vista voters for passing Prop G and attacked Big Labor and President Obama’s promotion of government-mandated PLA schemes via Executive Order 13502. The Fox Business News channel’s “America’s Nightly Scoreboard” covered the story in Chula Vista on June 16. The program called the passage of Prop G “another sharp rebuke for unions.” Here is video from the program: Aroun…


More on Chula Vista’s Prop G

0 June 21, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

…rd agree: Speaking of constituencies, the Wall Street Journal reports both Chula Vista and Oceanside elected President Obama by significant margins. Even more liberal Democratic communities have no choice but to concede that union favoritism kills jobs and impedes economic growth. As the economy starts hitting local economies harder, Chula Vista and Oceanside might end up being the first of many cities that take the necessary steps toward limiting…


Chula Vista and Oceanside Reject Big Labor Handouts: Proposition G and Measure K Overwhelmingly Approved

2 June 9, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

…ring project labor agreements (PLAs) on city-funded construction projects. Chula Vista and Oceanside join the City of Fresno, Orange County and San Diego County in prohibiting PLAs on locally funded work. These two initiatives mark the first time voters have been given the opportunity to consider a ballot initiative to ban these special interest handouts, although we suspect it won’t be the last. In Chula Vista, Proposition G won handily 56-44. Oc…


Chula Vista and Oceanside Fair and Open Competition Ballot Initiative Update

1 June 9, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

…funded by their cities yesterday. While there are no official results yet, early returns indicate that voters in both cities said NO to these costly special interest handouts. The current Proposition G (Chula Vista) vote count is available here. The current Measure K (Oceanside) vote count is available here. We will have a more in-depth breakdown of the results once they are final….


Big Labor Spreads Lies to Defeat Chula Vista’s Prop G

0 May 25, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

…competition for public works projects in Chula Vista. Visit to learn why Prop G is good for taxpayers and the construction industry. Big Labor opposes Prop G because it curtails their ability to receive costly and anti-competitive handouts from public officials via project labor agreements (PLAs) on Chula Vista’s publicly funded construction projects. PLAs are special interest schemes that typically increase the cost…


Fair and Open Competition Proposals on the Ballot TOMORROW in Chula Vista and Oceanside, California

0 June 7, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

…time for union lies and scare tactics is over. The polls open in just a few hours and we suspect that voters are tired of Big Labor scaring away local jobs. Please visit for more information on Proposition G in Chula Vista. For more information on Measure K in Oceanside, visit…


The Inspiration for Proposition G in Chula Vista: San Diego Union Greenmail Against the San Diego Padres, Independent Power Companies, High Rise Developers, and Gaylord Entertainment

2 May 29, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

…d the same stunt in 2007 against a proposed hotel and convention center in Chula Vista, the developer Gaylord Entertainment refused to succumb to the extortion. Instead, it revealed to the public that it was the victim of extortion and ultimately released a letter explaining that it was withdrawing from the project because of union threats to block the project with environmental objections until their demands were met. No wonder the organizer and…


Union Fund Gets $90,000 through Project Labor Agreement with Northern California Utility and Then Gives $50,000 to Campaign Against Chula Vista Ballot Measure

4 November 19, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

…0,000 to a local political campaign to defeat a measure (Proposition G) in Chula Vista that was placed on the June 8 ballot by Chula Vista citizens (who had signed petitions). This is not the first time mandatory payments in Project Labor Agreements for publicly-owned power plants have been sent to a construction union political fund. It’s difficult to identify and track all of the trust funds operated by the state’s construction unions, but in 20…


Chula Vista Open Competition Ordinance Qualifies for June 2010 Ballot

0 August 20, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

…id George Hawkins of Associated Builders and Contractors. “The citizens of Chula Vista who said they wanted to make a decision on this will hopefully be able to do so.” The group wants the city to create a law that would bar unions from negotiating deals in which only union workers could be hired for city-subsidized projects, such as the Gaylord Entertainment hotel and convention center that was once proposed for the bayfront. Non-union workers wa…


Citizens of Chula Vista Will Vote on Fair and Open Competition Ordinance

0 September 6, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

…ce would ensure that all responsible and capable contractors would be encouraged to bid on city-funded construction projects. Local media coverage of the initiative having enough signatures for the ballot is available here and here. On September 1, the Chula Vista City Council voted 4-0 to put the ordinance on the June 2010 ballot. Video of the Council’s entire discussion about the ordinance is available here (Select Agenda Item #15 in the right b…