For years, the city of Tracy has operated with a construction bidding policy that has ensured a fair playing field regardless of labor affiliation that delivered quality workmanship our community could count on. Unfortunately, that could end on Sept. 3 when the City Council will take up a union-only project labor agreement for public works construction.
Project labor agreements are always missing language that secures equal opportunity for your friends, neighbors and family members in construction like myself, a carpentry apprentice at ABC NorCal. So your friends, your neighbors, and young, aspiring construction professionals in your community can’t get a fair shot at local work — at their livelihood.
On Sept. 3, tell the Tracy City Council to vote NO on the project labor agreement.
Miles Ostraco, Tracy