Bob Balgenorth's Column Supporting Project Labor Agreements
June 20, 2011 - A column by SBCTC president Bob Balgenorth, endorsing the use of PLAs by local governments, appeared in the Friday, June 17 edition of the Sacramento Business Journal, a publication geared toward and read widely by business owners and pro-business interests in the region.
The column ran on the heels of an article in that paper about how anti-union forces are gathering signatures to qualify ballot measures for the 2012 ballot that would ban the use of PLAs in both the City and County of Sacramento, where political and business interests are exploring options for building a new sports arena in the years ahead.
The column explains how private-sector contractors, motivated by profit and efficiency, routinely use PLAs on major construction projects, and questions the motivations behind trying to ban local governments from seeking the same benefits.
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