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 […]


San Diego Union Tribune Editorial on Prop G: Truth is a Casualty in Unions’ Political Ad

0 June 5, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

A San Diego Union Tribune editorial rips Big Labor’s Spanish-language ad opposing Proposition G which prohibits the use of anti-competitive project labor agreement (PLA) schemes on public works projects in Chula Vista, CA and restores fairness and accountability in public contracting (“Language of distortion / Truth is a casualty in unions’ political ad,” 6/5). Earlier this week […]


San Diego Labor Council Runs TV Commercial in Spanish Comparing Proposed Fair and Open Competition Ordinance to Arizona Immigration Law

1 June 3, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

How can you tell when a political campaign is falling apart with the knowledge of certain defeat? In the case of the union campaign to prevent voter approval of Proposition G in the City of Chula Vista, union leaders are now so desperate to save their special interest backroom deals (called “Project Labor Agreements”) that […]


Keying Cars, Stealing Signs, and Project Labor Agreements: Caught on Tape Trying to Derail Fair and Open Competition

0 May 26, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Perhaps there’s a reason why the annual Gallup poll of honesty and ethics in professions gives a very low rating to “labor union leaders.” It increasingly appears that voters in Chula Vista, California are likely on June 8 to approve Proposition G, a fair and open competition ordinance prohibiting the City of Chula Vista from […]