Unions Creep Closer to Monopolizing California High-Speed Rail Construction

By Kevin Dayton
UPDATE (December 7, 2012): A article today in the Fresno Bee (‘Needy’ Workers Will Get Jobs on High-Speed Rail) about the “Community Benefits” policy approved on December 6, 2012 by the California High-Speed Rail Authority contains a stunning revelation: Five teams of contractors have been invited to bid on the first major contract for a stretch of the rail route between...

TAGS: Associated Builders and Contractors of California, Bob Balgenorth, California High-Speed Rail Authority, Clark Construction, Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction (CFEC), Fresno Bee, Project Labor Agreements, San Diego Convention Center Expansion, San Joaquin Valley, State Building and Construction Trades Council of California

When Union Officials Hold Office: An Infected Community College Board

By Kevin Dayton
In December 1997, the AFL-CIO implemented its “2000 in 2000” program to help elect union activists to public office. As the AFL-CIO reported in February 1999, “In 1998, we made progress toward our goal of putting 2,000 union members on the ballot in the year 2000. Over the next two years we will make a...

TAGS: AFL-CIO, Associated Builders and Contractors of California, Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction (CFEC), Project Labor Agreements

Local Government Election Results in California Highly Relevant to Labor Issues

By Kevin Dayton
California’s primary election night was overshadowed by the support from Wisconsin voters for state elected officials who implemented a modest reform of collective bargaining for public employees. But here is an exclusive report on how the June 5, 2012 election also brought good results for advocates of fiscal responsibility and economic and personal freedom in California. Some...

TAGS: Associated Builders and Contractors of California, Chuck Reed