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The Associated General Contractors of America, the voice of the construction industry since 1918, is an organization of qualified construction contractors and industry-related companies dedicated to Skill, Integrity, and Responsibility.
AGC - San Diego Chapter, Inc. has been in existence since 1927. AGC is dedicated to improving the construction industry daily by educating the industry to employ the finest skills, promoting use of the latest technology, and advocating building the best quality projects for owners, both public and private.
April 24, 2017
Tom "I Have the Votes for a PLA" Lemmon Back on Campus at Palomar
By Brad Barnum, Executive Vice President
It's been about 18 months since Tom Lemmon, the head of the Building Trades unions, stepped onto the campus of Palomar College to espouse the so-called benefits of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA). He, and fellow labor leader Richard Barrera, marched right into the five College Trustee's offices with a representative of the Sheet Metal workers, and a representative of the Palomar Faculty Federation, and asked them to support a
PLA on what's left of a $694 million bond measure passed in 2006.
AGC was on the campus as well, asked the Trustees at a public Board meeting for an open decision-making process, and requested a meeting with each Trustee to meet to discuss the PLA issue. Only Nancy Chadwick and Mark Evilsizer responded, and they both toured our Apprenticeship program last year. Trustees Nancy Ann Hensch, John Halcon, and Paul McNamara never responded to our request.more...