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The City of Hercules is a 50% funding partner for the $42M Wastewater Treatment Plant project and has specifically requested that we attend their City Council Meeting TONIGHT. This is our opportunity to represent and further educate the City Council before they take their vote in January.

What we need you to do NOW:

 

1. Attend the meeting. 

2. Contact the City Council members. Tell them to vote NO on the proposed PLA. Not sure what to say? Check out thesetalking points.  

  • Click here to use their online contact us form

Meeting Details

When: TONIGHT , December 16, 7:00 p.m.

 

Where: Hercules City Hall 

      111 Civic Dr. Hercules, CA  

Refer to agenda item IX.3 - Receive information on Project Labor Agreements 

Contact CFEC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with any questions or to let us know if you can attend.  

  
Please let your voice be heard.

Thank you!

 

 

If you live or work, or would consider working, on a City of Long Beach construction project, then you need to plan on attending TONIGHT'S Long Beach City Council meeting at 5:00pm. At the meeting the city council will be taking up the issue as to whether or not there should be a study undertaken by staff to determine what the cost of placing a PLA on all city work might be. Click here to read the agenda item (#14) for yourself. While the answer appears obvious you can bet that will not be the case for union yes men on the council who really have no time for such triviality. To paraphrase former Long Beach City Councilman Jack O'Connell, the city just needs to come to agreement with union bosses and work out the details later. 

Please consider attending this important meeting and letting the council know what you think about a PLA on ALL city work. 

As you can see here the city is moving in that direction and we need your help to stop them!

Meeting Details

When: TONIGHT, December 16th at 5pm 

Where: Council Chamber, 333 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802

Contact CFEC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with any questions or to let us know if you can attend. 

Please let your voice be heard.

Thank you!

If you live or work, or would consider working, on a City of Long Beach construction project, then you need to plan on attending tomorrow's Long Beach City Council meeting at 5:00pm. At the meeting the city council will be taking up the issue as to whether or not there should be a study undertaken by staff to determine what the cost of placing a PLA on all city work might be. Click here to read the agenda item (#14) for yourself. While the answer appears obvious you can bet that will not be the case for union yes men on the council who really have no time for such triviality. To paraphrase former Long Beach City Councilman Jack O'Connell, the city just needs to come to agreement with union bosses and work out the details later. 

Please consider attending this important meeting and letting the council know what you think about a PLA on ALL city work. 

As you can see here the city is moving in that direction and we need your help to stop them!

Meeting Details

When: TOMORROW, December 16th at 5pm 

Where: Council Chamber, 333 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802

Contact CFEC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with any questions or to let us know if you can attend. 

Please let your voice be heard.

Thank you!

Monterey County PLA Vote TODAY on $63M Interlake Tunnel Project 

The Monterey County Board of Supervisors and Monterey County Water Resources Agency will vote TODAYto give the Monterey County Water Resources Agency the green light to negotiate a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the project connecting Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio. All contractors selected to work on the project will have to adhere to the PLA terms regardless of the construction services method they use.

We Need You To Do Two Things:  

1. Attend and speak out at the meeting (see details below).  

2. Contact the Monterey County Board of Supervisors and Monterey County Water Resources Agency Board and staff and ask them to vote NO on the PLA (contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for talking points).

ClickThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to email Chairman Louis Calcagno and Monterey County Board of Supervisors Armenta, Potter, Parker and Salinas 

Click here to email Chairman Richard Ortiz, Monterey County Water Resources Agency Board of Directors and staff


Meeting Details

When: TODAY, December 9th at 2:00 p.m.

Where: Monterey County Government Center, Board Chamber
              168 W. Alisal St. 1st Floor Salinas, CA 93901 

Background Info

AB 155, signed by Governor Brown, mandates the Monterey County Water Resources Agency to use a PLA if the agency uses the Design-Build method for the construction of the proposed $25M Interlake Tunnel Project to connect Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio by an underground tunnel or pipeline. 

On July 28, the Monterey County Water Resources Agency Board of Directors voted 5-3 to direct agency staff to contact the Monterey County Board of Supervisors and ask them to withdraw support for AB155-Alejo.

Past discussions at Board of Supervisors meetings and news media coverage of those meetings suggest that the PLA is an unwritten condition to obtain state funding for this project from the Proposition 1 Water Bond. The boards need to publicly discuss this rationale and the ethical ramifications of mandating a labor agreement as an unwritten condition of receiving state funding for a project.

On Thursday, December 11th the San Bernardino Community College Board of Trustees are voting on whether or not to put a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) on all Measure M and Measure P bond projects. 

There is a lot of work at stake and WE NEED YOUR HELP!

1. We need you and as many people from your company as possible to attend the meeting on Thursday, December 11th. (Meeting details below.) We need to pack the room. 

2. We need you to speak at the meeting and voice your support for fair and open competition. We will send you talking points. 

3. We need you to contact the Board of Trustees NOW and tell them NOT to vote for a PLA. 

President Donna Ferracone 

Vice President Dr. Katy Henry

Clerk Joseph Williams

Trustee Gloria MaciĀ­as Harrison

Trustee John Longvil

Trustee Dr. Donald L. Singer

Trustee Nickolas Zoumbos

Meeting Details 

When: Thursday, December 11th 2014 at 4pm 


Where: Assembly Room of the San Bernardino Community College District Office
114 South Del Rosa Dr., San Bernardino, CA

You can view the meeting agenda here (item 10).

For more information, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

Hope to see you on Thursday!  


The San Leandro Chamber of Commerce held a PLA discussion on October 23rd so that big labor special interests could "explain" why PLAs were needed in the city. The unions pushed for a city-wide PLA in 2009 as well and it appears they are back.
 
Please contact the San Leandro City Council TODAY and express your opposition to PLAs. 
 

3. CITY COUNCIL
BILL - (For Introduction) - Amending Section 4-401 of the Fresno Municipal Code and repealing Sections 4-402, 4-403 and 4-404 of the Fresno Municipal Code relating to prevailing wages for public works.

ID#14-545
Sponsors: City Councilmember Brandau

Passage of this ordinance will reinstate the original Project Labor Agreement Ban Ordinance upon the entry of a final judgment invalidating Labor Code section 1782 (Senate Bill 7 (2013)).

The final adoption of this ordinance will take place on Nov. 20.  This is to replace the ordinance that was introduced back in August to repeal the PLA ban.

Please email Council President Brandau and Councilmembers Brand, Olivier and Caprioglio to voice your support for #3.

Steve Brandau, Council President District 2
Lee Brand, Councilmember District 6
Clint Olivier, Councilmember District 7
Paul Caprioglio, Councilmember District 4

CFEC will be there to speak out and we need YOU and your employees there too!

Meeting Details

When: Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 1pm

Where: Fresno City Hall (2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93721)

For more information please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
The City of Pinole is considering a Project Labor Agreement for the construction of the $50 Million Wastewater Treatment Plant Update. On October 28th the City Council held a discussion on the topic where ABC of Northern California's Nicole Goehring was able to present the anti-PLA position and on Tuesday November 18th the City Council will vote on adopting the PLA on this project.   

 

Please contact the Pinole City Council today to express your opinions about PLAs!

Your support in crucial as the vote is extremely close! Your help will be key in stopping this PLA!


Meeting Details


When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7pm

Where: 2131 Pear Street Pinole, CA 94564

Review the Meeting Agenda (Item 9-A)

 

For more information please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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