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David Bingenheimer, of Barnum & Celillo Electric, Inc., strongly urges the SMUD board to drop their PLA that unfairly favors only 10% of their constituency. He urges them to do the right thing by allowing for open and fair competition, which would allow for the 90% non-union contractors in the area to work."

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CFEC's Eric Christen speaks before the SMUD board asking them to drop their discriminatory and wasteful Project Labor Agreement (PLA).a

Nicole Goehring, with the Associated Builders & Contractors, tells the SMUD board that their claim of "saving money" should result in them dropping the PLA. She also points out and questions why the building trades are receiving 25 cents per hour per employee, and that this is not part of the public contracts code.

Richard Markuson, member of the Free Enterprise Coalition, tells the SMUD board that they have a unique opportunity to bid this project without a PLA, because they have rejected all four bids that came in under the PLA. He further states that there is nothing beneficial in a PLA for the ratepayer or the SMUD board.

David Bingenheimer, of Barnum & Celillo Electric, Inc., strongly urges the SMUD board to drop their PLA that unfairly favors only 10% of their constituency. He urges them to do the right thing by allowing for open and fair competition, which would allow for the 90% non-union contractors in the area to work.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010 20:30

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