Union Propaganda Machine

Why Do Private Corporations and Developers in California Sign Project Labor Agreements? San Diego Provides a Clue

0 September 23, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In October 2001, the California Research Bureau released a “study” commissioned by California State Senate Pro Tem and Big Labor advocate John Burton (D-San Francisco) about Project Labor Agreements (PLAs).  As you can imagine, this report was full of logical fallacies, but fulfilled the intention of Sen. Burton to get an “authoritative” study to support PLAs […]


Election Day in California

0 June 8, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Today, the citizens of Chula Vista and Oceanside, California will have an opportunity to vote on two measures – Proposition G in Chula Vista and Measure K in Oceanside – that will end the kind of backroom deals that leave taxpayers paying for four bridges, schools and roads for the price of five. As we […]


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 […]


Do PLAs Reward Special Interests?

0 March 9, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

TheTruthAboutPLAs.com has long maintained that government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) are one of the purest forms of payback to special interests. Sometimes it is hard to believe that PLAs are even legal. And as this example will demonstrate, elected officials go to great lengths to justify their paybacks to special interests. Matthew J. Brouillette, president […]


Unions Fail in Effort to Recall Fiscally Conservative Councilman in Oceanside, CA

0 December 11, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

On Tuesday, December 8, voters in the City of Oceanside, California soundly repudiated the union political agenda by rejecting a union-backed and union-funded recall effort against Councilman Jerry Kern. As California Republican Party Chairman wrote on December 9 in www.FlashReport.org: In a crushing defeat that will cause reassessment of labor’s political muscle locally, the union-led […]


PA Government Cronyism Continues with Rockview Jail PLA

0 July 9, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

Here is an interesting update (and documentation of government corruption and cronyism) on the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Benner Township (commonly called the Rockview prison project), which is one of a series of approximately $830 million in jail construction projects the Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS) is putting out to bid that may […]


Big Labor’s Propaganda Machine to Decide Fate of Project Labor Agreements on PA Jail Construction

0 June 2, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

On 5/19 we wrote about the implementation of costly and discriminatory PLAs on approximately $830 million worth of construction for six new Pennsylvania prisons depends on the findings of an ongoing  PLA feasibility “study” conducted by a union propoganda machine  research firm with deep ties to Big Labor – the Harrisburg-based Keystone Research Center (KRC). (Note the KRC Board […]