Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction to Oppose San Diego County Tax Increases Vulnerable to Union Monopolies
Contact: Eric Christen
What: The Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction (CFEC) to announce opposition to any future taxes in San Diego County that do not contain ballot language banning union Project Labor Agreements (PLAs)
Who: Elected officials, trade associations, taxpayers and local workers will announce opposition to any future tax increases after aggressive union campaign to push discriminatory PLAs across San Diego
Where: San Diego City Hall-Civic Center Plaza
When: Wednesday, June 19th at 1:00pm
Coalition members will be laying out their demands for any upcoming tax increases at the press conference. This will include sample ballot language, language that has been approved by voters in numerous cities in San Diego County over the past decade (see below).
The people of the City and County of San Diego support fair and open competition in construction because they believe public entities should treat union and non-union contractors equally and not give special advantages to either. All entities pursuing construction project job opportunities in the County should be open equally to both union and non-union workers. Fair and open competition helps maximize government efficiency by getting the best quality work for the best price for the taxpayers.
“Therefore, except as required by state or federal law as a contracting or procurement obligation, or as a condition of the receipt of state or federal funds, the (entity) shall not require a contractor on a construction project to execute or otherwise become a party to a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) as a condition of bidding, negotiating, awarding or the performing of a contract.”