Prop K

Unions Unveil Last-Minute Legislative Schemes in California to End Local Fair and Open Competition Policies and Promote Project Labor Agreements

2 September 6, 2011  School Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

On the afternoon of September 2 – the Friday before Labor Day weekend – the California State Building and Construction Trades Council finally revealed its plot to terminate local efforts throughout the state to guarantee the best quality construction at the best price for taxpayers. Bills in the California State Legislature were “gutted and amended” […]


WSJ Editorial: California Voters Rebel Against Project Labor Agreements

0 June 14, 2010  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In an editorial today, the Wall Street Journal slammed union-favoring project labor agreements (PLAs). Just last week, voters in the San Diego area “voted to prohibit the city from bowing to union demands” and prohibited these discriminatory and costly agreements on municipal construction projects in Chula Vista and Oceanside, California. The WSJ noted that, “From […]


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

2 June 9, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Voters in Chula Vista, Calif., and Oceanside, Calif., approved ballot initiatives that prohibit local entities from requiring 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 […]


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

0 June 7, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Voters in Chula Vista and Oceanside, California will go to the polls TOMORROW, June 8 and will have the option to say NO to wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements (PLAs).  We strongly encourage everyone living in these communities to make sure their voice is heard. covered the fight for open competition in California […]


Local Ballot Initiatives in California Will Protect Fair and Open Competition for Taxpayers: Voters Decide on June 8

0 May 24, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The San Diego Union-Tribune, the highest circulated daily newspaper in the San Diego metropolitan area, has endorsed Measure K, which asks Oceanside voters to adopt a charter that includes a ban on project labor agreement (PLA) requirements in city contracts. It also allows the city to establish its own prevailing wage policy for purely municipal […]