• Aug. 28, 2019

Unions Use Environmental Laws to Block Another Proposed Silicon Valley Data Center

Subject: California Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE) Appeal of Raging Wire SV1 Data Center - Agenda Item 2 - August 28, 2019 Meeting

Dear Members of the Santa Clara Planning Commission:

At your August 28 meeting, you will vote on "Action on Appeal of Architectural Committee Adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Approval of a Data Center Project Located at 1150 Walsh Avenue.”

The organization that appealed approval of this project is a union front group called California Unions for Reliable Energy, aka “CURE."

Please do not pretend this organization is an environmental advocacy group. That only encourages them to exploit the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) on other projects in other locations.

It’s rumored that CURE is pressuring the applicant to sign a “Project Labor Agreement” with unions, thus giving the unions monopoly control of the construction workforce. What they want to “CURE” are their nemeses of competition, choice, and capitalism.

After the lawyers for California Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE) make their presentation about the environmental threats from this project, ask them if a Project Labor Agreement or some other guarantee of union control is one of their conditions for dropping their environmental objections. Ask them what specific things they want in order to ensure their satisfaction with environmental mitigation and “cure” their concerns.

You may be pleased that the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) has evolved into California’s most powerful labor law. If you believe this, please make a public statement in support of your beliefs during the Planning Commission meeting, so the people of the City of Santa Clara know and appreciate your understanding of this important law.

Primary source documents concerning California Unions for Reliable Energy’s environmental objections can be found at the notorious website


Eric Christen
Executive Director
Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction


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