The local chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America sued today to stop the San Diego Unified School District from excluding 750 apprentices from doing work on Proposition S improvements.
The $2.1 billion bond measure was approved by voters last November on a promise to renovate campuses throughout California's second-largest school district.
In May, the San Diego school board voted to approve a Project Stabilization Agreement that requires firms bidding on Prop S projects to hire union workers.
A representative from the school district could not immediately be reached for comment on the suit, which alleges the PSA passed by the SDUSD board excludes all enrollees in AGC's Apprenticeship Program from working on Prop S projects because they are not enrolled in a union program.
"This is discriminatory, and it will eliminate job opportunities for hundreds of well-qualified apprentices who live in San Diego County," said Jim Ryan, AGC's executive vice president.
The AGC's Apprenticeship Program was created in 1988 and has been approved by the U.S. Department of Labor, the California Department of Apprentice Standards and the California Apprenticeship Council to train enrolles as carpenters, cement masons, drywall lathers, drywall finishers, heavy equipment operators, painters and laborers.
According to the lawsuit, the school district may not usurp the authority of the DAS and the CAC and develop its own policy and procedures for apprenticeship training and employment on the projects.
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