Pugnacious Defense of Economic Freedom in Orange County Can Inspire California’s Free-Market Activists
Californians whowant fiscally responsible governments and freedom of choicefor government contractors and their employees have another reason for dismay.
Construction union lobbyists are once again advancing their costlyagenda for local governmentsbeyond the corrupt and mismanaged urban centers of Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.
In their latest move, union officials and their elected sycophantsare nowpushing formonopoly control of almost $1 billion in planned construction at Coast Community College District in Orange County (California).
This is not the firstinfiltration of government-mandatedProject Labor Agreementsinto Orange County. About a dozen years ago, union lobbyists managed to get control of the taxpayer-funded construction programs of three local governments: Orange County, Santa Ana Unified School District, and Rancho Santiago Community College District. In the case of Orange County, three Republican supervisors voted for it andaRepublican state legislatordefended it.
But California’s supporters of economic and personal freedom shouldnot be discouraged! This… Read More