A ballot battle is now set: San Diego voters will consider a measure that aims to block union-friendly labor agreements that are sometimes used on major construction projects.
The city announced yesterday that proponents of the measure had collected enough signatures to push it onto the ballot. It’s expected to go before voters next June.
To win the ballot box battle, local labor groups will have to push back against a tide of voter support of similar measures in San Diego County, Chula Vista and Oceanside.
Why does it matter? “City officials used a project labor agreement to build Petco Park downtown and could decide to use it again for large public projects under discussion, such as a proposed Chargers stadium or Convention Center expansion,” Keegan Kyle reports.
With conservatives eyeing a pension reform measure for the same election, next summer’s ballot could be full of conservative vs. union battles. The measure that qualified Tuesday would achieve one of the goals that Councilman Carl DeMaio hoped to before his major initiative last year failed to collect enough signatures to make the ballot.