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July 22, 2014 the Fairfield City Council is scheduled to discuss an $81.5 million PLA on their Fairfield-Vacaville Train Station project. The agreement will discriminate against the more than 85% of the construction industry that is non-union. View the PLA here

CFEC has been working diligently to ensure elected officials and the public are aware of the problems of PLAs and even the media is catching on. The Fairfield Daily Republic just yesterday blasted the PLA and various issues surrounding it, you can view the article here.

The meeting will take place at 6:00pm in the Fairfield City Council Chambers. The address is 1000 Webster Street, Fairfield, CA 94533. Expect a healthy attendance of union officials and community activists. 

We encourage you to do two things to help us thwart this power grab by local union bosses:

  1. Attend the meeting July 22, 2014 at 6:00pm. We need you to bring management, workers, and apprentices! Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you need any talking points.

  2. Contact the Fairfield City Council and tell them how PLAs hurt your business.

Meeting Details

When: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Fairfield City Council Chambers, Fourth Floor

      1000 Webster Street, Fairfield, CA 94533

Monday, July 21st 2014, the Petaluma City Council will be discussing the approval of the $120 million Riverfront Mixed-Use Project where unions will likely continue to "greenmail" the developer with CEQA complaints. You can read here about our exposure of the extortion. As usual, getting a Project Labor Agreement on construction is apparently the purpose of the relentless union objections under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to the development. It will be Item 6-C on the agenda.We are encouraging all local contractors to attend this meeting that is scheduled for July 21st, at 7:00pm and speak up for the project and against union greenmail. You can also contact the City Council and inform them about the importance of fair and open competition.
Meeting Details 

When: Monday, July 21st at 7:00pm 
Where: City Hall Council Chambers
               11 English Street, Petaluma, CA 94952
 

 

Join CFEC on July 8th to fight a PLA on their new county jail project.

  1. Contact the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors and let them know you stand opposed to PLAs, and why. View a sample letter here.
    • Supervisor Salud Carbajal, 1st District, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (805) 568-2186
    • Supervisor Janet Wolf, Vice Chair, 2nd District, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (805) 568-2191
    • Supervisor Doreen Farr, 3rd District, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (805) 568-2192
    • Supervisor Peter Adam, 4th District, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (805) 737-7700
    • Supervisor Steve Lavagnino, Chair, 5th District, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (805) 346-8400
  2. Show up July 8th at 9am at the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors meeting and speak out against any proposed PLAs. The meeting will be taking place at: Joseph Centeno Betteravia Government Administration Building, Board Hearing Room 511 East Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria.

On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, Eric Christen has been asked to make a presentation to the Cerritos College Board of Trustees in response to a pro-PLA union presentation made last month. Unions are attempting to place a PLA on the college's new $500+ million construction bond and it will discriminate against the more than 85% of the construction industry that is non-union.

The meeting will take place at 6:30pm in the Cheryl A. Epple Board Room of the Administration Building. The address is 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650. Expect a healthy attendance of union officials and community activists.

We encourage you to do two things to help us thwart this power grab by local union bosses:

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 5:00pm, the Oxnard School District Board of Trustees will begin discussing whether or not to place a Project Labor Agreement on their $90 million "Measure R" bond funds. Eric Christen will be in attendance and will be giving a presentation on the negative effects of PLAs and we need individuals there to show the large amount of support that fair and open competition has in the region and to highlight why PLAs will be detrimental to the school district, as it was for the Oxnard Union High School District.

There is a path to defeating this PLA, but the cornerstone of the plan is the attendance of local contractors and supporters of our side at every meeting where the PLA is being discussed. The unions will show up. Which means not only do we need you, but we need you to tell all of your industry friends, co-workers, and any other individuals who support fair and open competition to be at this meeting as well.

Meeting Details

When: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 5:00pm

Where: Oxnard School District  (1051 South A Street, Oxnard, California 93030)

For more information, talking points, and to let us know whether or not you can attend please contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Thank you for your consideration.

Join CFEC at Stronghold Engineering in Riverside on April 29th. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information or to RSVP.

Monday, 28 April 2014 02:15

Join CFEC in San Diego on June 18th!

Join CFEC at the home of Terry and Yvonne Broyles on June 18th in Rancho Santa Fe. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information or to RSVP.

Thursday, 27 March 2014 13:49

PLA Alert: Santa Barbara North County Jail

We need you to do the following to help stop a 96.1 million PLA on the North County Jail project: 

  1. Attend the Board of Supervisors meeting in Santa Barbara on April 15th and let your voice be heard!
    • County Administration Building Board Hearing Room, 4th Floor 105 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara
    • 9:00am

   2. Contact the Board of Supervisors today to let them know you stand opposed to a PLA

    • Supervisor Salud Carbajal, 1st District, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (805) 568-2186
    • Supervisor Janet Wolf, Vice Chair, 2nd District, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (805) 568-2191
    • Supervisor Doreen Farr, 3rd District, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (805) 568-2192
    • Supervisor Peter Adam, 4th District, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (805) 737-7700
    • Supervisor Steve Lavagnino, Chair, 5th District, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (805) 346-8400

  3. Attend our event in Santa Barbara in April. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information and to RSVP.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will vote on a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) policy and template for local county projects over $10M and $25M using federal dollars. It is a standard PLA with all the usual components meant to keep well qualified contractors, workers, and apprentices off this work.  

The meeting is Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 10:00am at the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 575 Administration Drive, Room 102, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. Expect a healthy attendance of union officials and community activists.

We encourage you to do two things to help us thwart this power grab by local union bosses:

  1. Show up and ask your industry friends to join you at the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors meeting.   
  2. Contact the Board of Supervisors TODAY to let them know you stand opposed to the PLA and why.
    • Supervisor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , First District 
    • Supervisor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Second District  
    • Supervisor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Third District  
    • Supervisor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Fourth District   
    • Supervisor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Fifth District

Meeting Details

When: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 10:00am

Where: Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chambers
               575 Administration Drive, Room 102, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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