Five-Year Project Stabilization Agreement OKd by Contra Costa Community College District

December 15, 2011 - Despite a concerted and prolonged attack of falsehoods from ABC and other extreme right groups, the Contra Costa Community College District approved a five-year agreement with the Contra Costa Building Trades Council this week for all construction projects valued above $2 million for the next five years. The vote came after months of delays brought on by ABC challenges to board members’ voting eligibility.

But because of overwhelming support by Building Trades workers, state and federal representatives, local officials and community groups, the Board voted 3-1 in favor of the agreement, ensuring good work, wages and benefits for area construction workers in the years ahead.

Contra Costa BTC Executive Officer Greg Feere commended board members John Marquez, Sheila Grilli, and Tomi Van de Brooke for refusing to fold under the ABC attacks, and upholding the best interest of the district, workers and taxpayers by voting to approve the agreement.

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