San Diego Chamber Endorses Yes on A

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San Diego Chamber Endorses Prop. A
Regional Business Organization Supports Fair, Open Competition

October 1st , 2010

San Diego — The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce endorsed Proposition A, a ballot measure for fair and open competition for construction workers.

The passage of Prop. A on November 2nd would amend the County of San Diego charter to prohibit the County from mandating Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) – collective bargaining agreements that favor unions and discourage non-labor union companies from competing for public construction contracts.

Fair and open competition increases the number of bidders for public jobs, which drives down costs, and increases taxpayer savings.

“In these tough economic times, it just makes sense to allow all contractors to bid on public construction projects,” said Scott Crosby, executive director of Associated Builders and Contractors, San Diego. “The endorsement from the San Diego Chamber reinforces our goal to support and promote the local economy.”

Ruben Barrales, president and executive director of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, said: “Proposition A will protect the right of every qualified construction worker, whether union or non-union, to work on every County of San Diego construction project and increase job opportunities for all San Diego County residents.”

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