California Union Slap: Kind Of A Big Deal

The Washington Examiner’s Mark Hemingway says “the most significant election result this month might be” the voters of Chula Vista, California saying NO to union handouts by rejecting Project Labor Agreements. The lesson should be important nationally, as Hemingway points out:

With the White House now requiring PLAs, potentially billions of tax dollars are now being funneled to the 8 percent of the population that happens to belong to a union. It’s not a coincidence this same tiny minority spends hundreds of millions on campaign contributions electing Democrats. In reality, PLAs are a transfer of wealth from the middle class to a favored Democratic constituency.

Speaking of constituencies, the Wall Street Journal reports both Chula Vista and Oceanside elected President Obama by significant margins. Even more liberal Democratic communities have no choice but to concede that union favoritism kills jobs and impedes economic growth. As the economy starts hitting local economies harder, Chula Vista and Oceanside might end up being the first of many cities that take the necessary steps toward limiting union excess.

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UPDATE: It looks like the success in a couple California towns is encouraging similar activity in other places there. Meanwhile, attention is being drawn in Pennsylvania to unfair union deals.

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