Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District Board of Governors Set to Vote on Union Only Project Labor Agreement

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Guest Column by Jim Ryan, Chief Executive Officer Associated General Contractors of America, San Diego Chapter During its October 20, 2015 meeting, the Board of Governors of the Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District was scheduled to vote on a motion to direct their staff to negotiate a union-only PLA for the District’s Proposition V construction work. The vote was delayed …

More mail in College District labor battle: “When the unions pull the strings”

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click for a larger view Press Release from Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction… With Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Now Ground Zero in Union PLA Battle, Area Voters Continue to Receive Details About PLA Unions Scheme for a Monopoly of Work on $398 Million Prop V Bond Leads to Massive Voter Outreach Santee, CA – For the third time in …

Breaking: Labor Corruption…SD Labor Council Seeks to Oust Taxpayer Advocate from Oversight Committee

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Turns out it is not just occasional sewage flowing from the Tijuana River that sullies San Diego’s South Bay. San Diego/Imperial County Labor Council’s “Middle Class Taxpayer’s Association” does a fine job of soiling the South Bay as well. Proposition R passed in fall 2008, thus allowing the Southwestern Community College to issue $389 million in bonds to construct and …

Escondido Looking at Charter Status

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North County – Escondido, the only city in North County not to become a charter city is finally looking at the change.  Considering the major projects that the city is looking at developing in the near future, including a Triple A ballpark for the Padres minor league team and a Marriott hotel on city land,  the savings from eliminating prevailing …

Bill Horn: Ensuring Fair and Open Competition for County Contracts

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From Supervisor Horn on today’s County Board action to ban Project Labor Agreements… BILL HORN Supervisor – Fifth District San Diego County Board of Supervisors For Immediate Release Ensuring Fair and Open Competition for County Contracts (San Diego) The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a recommendation from Fifth District Supervisor Bill Horn to adopt an ordinance …

Fair and open competition is a core American value

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Chula Vistans will vote on the Fair and Open Competition Ordinance as part of the June 8, 2010 statewide primary election. For more on the ordinance, visit http://fairnessforchulavista.com/  The following was submitted to SD Rostra as a guest commentary… Guest Column by Hon. Larry Breitfelder Fair and open competition is not a slogan or a political tactic. It is a …