Unions Back Unelectable Republican to Draw Votes from Reform Democrat

By Jon Coupal
Last November’s election saw some of the most craven political tactics ever seen in California.  Fearful that they would lose the two thirds supermajority in both houses, many anti-taxpayer candidates – usually Democrats – attempted to portray themselves as friendly to taxpayers and in favor of Proposition 13 when, in fact, the exact opposite was...

TAGS: HJTA, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, José Solorio, Proposition 13, Steve Glazer

Caught and Exposed: Secret Union Dealings of a College District

By Kevin Dayton
The Rancho Santiago Community College District in Orange County (California) declared in a December 8, 2014 letter that it “unconditionally commits that it will cease, desist from, and not repeat the challenged past action…” That action involves secret dealings with unions. A construction trade association was willing to threaten litigation to make this happen. And to emphasize...

TAGS: José Solorio, Project Labor Agreements, Rancho Santiago Community College District

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