3-2 Majority on Ventura County Board of Supervisors Takes Step Toward Union Control of Contracts
In a meeting full of lies from both elected officials and union officials, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors moved forward on a 3-2 vote toward requiring companies working on county construction projects to sign a Project Labor Agreement with unions as a condition of work.
The ringleader behind this plot is John Zaragoza, a 78-year old career politician who cannot run for Board of Supervisors again because of term limits and therefore is running for Mayor of Oxnard. He obviously wants to boost excitement for his campaign among construction trade unions by giving them a monopoly on jobs. He wants the union-backed mandate imposed by September 15, to be ready for promotion when voting for the November election starts on October 4.
His most recent Facebook post was an endorsement from the Untied [sic] Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Carpenters Local Union 805. This same union wrote a letter to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors calling on them to vote for a Project Labor Agreement.
Not that Supervisor Zaragoza isn't a true believer anyway in government coercion to create a collective workforce that pays money to perpetuate itself. His contempt for construction workers who chose not to join a union - and the companies that hire them - was evident during the meeting.