Well, this probably wasn’t what San Diego Unified bond boosters were hoping for.

Protesters are targeting a fundraiser to pay off the debt on the campaign for Proposition S, a $2.1 billion facilities bond to repair and refurbish schools. Their beef: The controversial school board decision to launch negotiations with labor unions over construction work on the bond. Such agreements are commonly known as project labor agreements.

I just got a press release from Eric Christen, an opponent of project labor agreements who leads the nonprofit Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction, which dubbed it “one of the most poorly timed and imprudent fundraising requests of all time.” It also includes the flyer for the Thursday cocktail reception at the offices of Gafcon, Inc., one of the key donors to Proposition S. Their protests are especially pointed because construction contractors who oppose the labor agreement were the most enthusiastic backers of the bond.


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