Monday, June 14, 2010

A Sign of Things to Come?

Let's hope so!  In last week's primary election here in California, two San Diego County cities voted to reject the project labor agreements that Obama and the unions support so strongly.  One of those cities (Chula Vista) used to be our home, and in the past few years lost a major development project because the developer refused to be bound by a project labor agreement.

The margins weren't large, but they represent a sea change from the recent past, wherein voters pretty much rubber-stamped such progressive proposals  – even in San Diego County, one of the most conservative (politically) areas of California.  The union's loss here, after a well-financed campaign, is a big surprise to many.

Wouldn't it be just lovely if this were a portent of the November elections?

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