Union-Owned Non-Profit Affordable Housing Development Active in San Diego County Politics

By Kevin Dayton
A non-profit affordable housing complex located in National City, California has become a major political force in San Diego County. Since 2010, the “San Diego County Building Trades Council Family Housing Corporation dba National City Park Apartments” has donated about $800,000 directly to campaign committees, most of them based in San Diego County. It has been a top...

TAGS: San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council, Tom Lemmon

Take the Filner Challenge: Advance the Union Political Agenda

By Kevin Dayton
An article in the August 3, 2013 UT San Diego newspaper (Labor Continues to Back Filner) reported on what political insiders in San Diego already recognized: Mayor Bob Filner’s “list of supporters has shrunk to just one major group – organized labor and its allies…labor is steadfastly refusing to call for him to leave.” It...

TAGS: City of San Diego, San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council, Tom Lemmon

Unions Threaten Environmental Litigation to Block San Diego Convention Center

By Kevin Dayton
Whatever your views concerning the wisdom of the proposed $520 million expansion of the San Diego Convention Center and the related expansion of the adjacent Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, you should be outraged at the shameless stunt of top San Diego labor union officials and their lawyers at the September 19, 2012 meeting of the...

TAGS: Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), CEQA Reform, Greenmail, Jerry Brown, Lorena Gonzalez, National University System Institute for Policy Research in San Diego, Project Labor Agreements, San Diego Convention Center Expansion, San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council, San Diego County Central Labor Council, Tom Lemmon, UNITE HERE Local Union No. 30