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High-speed rail in bed with unions

Dec. 7, 2012 By Katy Grimes There have been warnings since Proposition 1A was passed in 2008 that the rail authority would award construction contracts to union contractors, providing a bidding advantage to companies that agree to sign a Project

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Greenmail lives in San Diego, making PLA ban irrelevant

Nov. 9, 2012 By Chris Reed In June, San Diego voters overwhelmingly approved a ban on project labor agreements. But they can’t do anything about greenmail, so guess what: CEQA threats have persuaded Mayor Jerry Sanders to give in to

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Think ‘Big Labor’ For Arena Deal

Katy Grimes: What does a city do when the chips are down, the deficit is huge, services are cut and public approval is at a record low?  Why, of course, it’s time to build a sports arena. In Sacramento, despite

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