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  • June 27, 2019

Fresno City Council Vote TODAY (June 27, 2019) on Airport Project Labor Agreement


The Fresno City Council will vote TODAY (Thursday, June 27, 2019) on requiring construction companies to sign a Project Labor Agreement with labor unions as a condition of working on the expansion of Fresno Yosemite International Airport and an associated parking garage. See the agenda item and proposed Project Labor Agreement here: Approve the Fresno Yosemite International Airport Expansion Project Labor Agreement.

For background on the motivations for this Project Labor Agreement, see this June 26, 2019 article in GW Wire: Airport Labor Pact: Will It Help or Hurt Fresno Workers?

As a political and public relations strategy, unions and their political allies on the Fresno City Council claim this will help “disadvantaged” people to get jobs.

Of course, the California High-Speed Rail Authority has been spending billions of dollars for five years under a Project Labor Agreement to build a 29-mile rail segment between Madera and Fresno. That Project Labor Agreement contains a similar commitment to give jobs to disadvantaged residents.

When will the unions start recruiting and training disadvantaged Fresno residents? They can’t keep up with the lies forever.

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