Citizen Awareness Stops Project Labor Agreement in Orange County, California

By Kevin Dayton
Stopping the union political agenda on the state and local level in California entails the grinding, boring mundanity of ordinary grassroots organizing. It’s unglamorous. It’s not financially rewarding. And it certainly doesn’t enhance the professional or community reputation of anyone doing it. But it often works, as shown on May 15, 2013, when the elected...

TAGS: Coast Community College District, Los Angeles/Orange County Building and Construction Trades Council, Project Labor Agreements

Election Gains for California Unions in 2012 Drive Push for Project Labor Agreements

By Kevin Dayton
The explosion of Project Labor Agreements on government projects in California since the November 6 elections is not surprising to long-time observers of labor union initiatives at local governments. In the six months after the November 2008 Presidential Election, emboldened and confident construction trade unions won Project Labor Agreements at eleven local governments in California. It...

TAGS: California high speed rail, California High-Speed Rail Authority, City of San Diego, Coast Community College District, Ohlone Community College District, Rancho Santiago Community College District, San Diego Convention Center Expansion, San Diego Unified School District, Solano Community College District, Sonoma County

Orange County Project Labor Agreements: One Advances, One Gets Jammed

By Kevin Dayton
Within three days last week, elected boards of two of the four community college districts in Orange County, California voted on proposals to require their construction contractors to sign Project Labor Agreements with construction trade unions as a condition of work. 1. Rancho Santiago Community College District: Anaheim Hills, Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana,...

TAGS: Coast Community College District, José Solorio, Los Angeles/Orange County Building and Construction Trades Council, Project Labor Agreements, Rancho Santiago Community College District