San Diego Seeks the Economic Freedom Found in Other States

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On April 9, Virginia became the latest of more than a dozen states to enact policies to prohibit those states from entering into contracts that require construction contractors to sign Project Labor Agreements with unions. See the map above, courtesy of www.theTruthaboutPLAs.com.

California is going the other direction, with the law enacted as Senate Bill 922 in 2011 and with Senate Bill 829, now at Governor Brown’s desk for signature.

But there is still hope for the taxpayers and workers of California.

On June 5, voters in the City of San Diego will have the opportunity to join the voters of the San Diego County cities of Chula Vista and Oceanside in enacting a ballot measure that prohibits the city from entering into contracts that require contractors to sign Project Labor Agreements with unions. (The Fair and Open Competition charter provision approved by voters for San Diego County was nullified by Senate Bill 922.)

The San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council is targeting various San Diego projects for union monopolies under Project Labor Agreements, but San Diego voters can stop this nonsense and get the best quality construction at the best price for taxpayers by voting for Fair and Open Competition. For more information, go to this web site: http://www.fairandopencompetition.com/.

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