San Diego Union Tribune

San Diego Union-Tribune: Vote for Prop. A – Don’t Let Bullies Win

0 May 16, 2012  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The editorial staff of the San Diego Union-Tribune Saturday announced their support for Proposition A, which would ban government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on city funded construction projects in San Diego. This support comes despite union claims that if Proposition A is adopted, the city risks losing future state construction funding due to a new […]


Strong Opposition Quickly Emerges to Union-Backed California Bills Suppressing Local Project Labor Agreement Bans

1 September 9, 2011  School Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

California State Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Perez took a bill about tuberculosis screening (Senate Bill 922) on the afternoon of Friday, September 2 and turned it into a bill that nullifies current and future Project Labor Agreement bans at local governments and cuts off state funds for charter cities that […]


San Diego’s Major Newspaper Reports on Proposition A to Prohibit Project Labor Agreements

0 October 27, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The October 26, 2010 San Diego Union-Tribune reports on the issues concerning Proposition A, a measure on the November 2, 2010 ballot that would amend the charter (constitution) of San Diego County to prohibit the county from entering into contracts that require its construction contractors to sign project labor agreements (PLAs) with construction unions.  The article […]


Momentum Builds for Passage of Proposition A in San Diego County

0 October 11, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

San Diego County voters are preparing to vote YES on Proposition A, which would amend the county charter to prohibit the county government from entering into contracts that require construction companies to sign Project Labor Agreements with unions.  On October 9, the San Diego Union-Tribune noted that Proposition A “might be the easiest decision on […]


Project Labor Agreements and Big Labor Fail at Local Job Creation

5 August 5, 2010  Federal Construction, State & Local Construction

Big Labor bosses and government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) advocates frequently claim that PLAs are the only way to guarantee local hire on construction projects funded by tax dollars. Of course, this is another myth promoted by special interests to convince lawmakers and taxpayers that there is a public benefit to anti-competitive and costly PLA […]


Editorial: Chula Vista’s Prop G a Major Defeat for Labor

1 June 13, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

The San Diego Union Tribune Editorial Board discussed how Chula Vista voters took a step towards “fixing the economy and getting people back to work” by passing Proposition G last week, which bans anti-competitive and costly government mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on Chula Vista funded projects  (“A major defeat for labor,” 6/12). There is no doubt how Chula Vista […]