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This Tuesday, May 26,2015 the Salinas Union High School District will be voting on an issue that could add 15% to the costs of all school construction and that would discriminate against most of its citizens. The issue they will be voting on is a Project Labor Agreement (PLA). The PLA is being considered on behalf of Big Labor special interest groups who represent less than 15% of the local construction workforce. How does a PLA discriminate and reduce bidders thereby raising costs?

In November voters approved the $128 million Measure B construction bond for the Salinas Union High School District. Today, May 12th at 7 pm the School Board will be holding a discussion on the issue with both pro and con presentations being made. 

View the agenda HERE (Item B1). 

We need you there!


 Please plan on attending this meeting and speaking out against any PLA on this bond. Voters were not informed a PLA would be considered and the PLA would reduce the bond's value by up to 20%!

If you are unable to attend please contact the School Board and the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to voice your concerns!

Meeting details: 

When: Tonight, May 12th at 7 pm

Where: District Office Board Room, 431 West Alisal St, Salinas CA 93901 

Contact CFEC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with any questions

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.