Any Brentwood City Council member who does not support all workers having the right to work on the $75 million, taxpayer-funded Brentwood Civic Center should resign from office now before we even hit the next election cycle.
On these local construction projects, taxpayers like me want the best bang for their hard-earned dollar, and the only way to ensure that is to reject union-only Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) across the board. I did not help elect a City Council just so they could be pushed around by a bunch of union bosses who want a monopoly on all our work. No way.
Mayor and Brentwood City Council members, you had better understand what this warning means. Your community members are watching and counting on you to protect us from unfair, union-only PLAs.
Brentwood City Council members and the mayor have to decide: Do they believe in the politics of business or the business of politics? The politics of business would dictate that they do the right thing and weigh the best interests of Brentwood citizens against their own ideological agenda while fostering fair and open competition. The business of politics would demand that they carry on with their myopic attempts to secure union-only monopoly agreements (PLAs) no matter what the cost to Brentwood taxpayers. So which one is it?
This consideration of trying to get the $75 million Brentwood Civic Center to be union-only is an outrage and needs to end. Don’t allow our city to become another Vallejo or Richmond, where union bosses hold all the power and elected officials are mere stooges for their corrupt ways. Put Brentwood taxpayers and citizens ahead of discrimination and waste. I must implore you to look beyond their lies. Realize that PLAs will only cripple our Brentwood community.
Lisa Hunt, Brentwood