The only thing Californians need more than to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure is to create good union jobs. There’s one initiative on the ballot that will make it much harder to do either one. Prop 53 would harm the ability of state and local governments to build infrastructure projects and respond to emergency situations such as the drought, an earthquake or other natural disasters.
Cesar Diaz is the Legislative Director for the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California.
The study, “Should Green Jobs Be Outsourced: A Case Study of Lost Jobs and Lost Opportunities,” was authored by Dr. Peter Philips, Professor of Economics at the University of Utah.