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Board can’t pass labor agreement for county hospital
Ventura County Star

An effort to pass a labor agreement for the $250 million construction project at Ventura County Medical Center failed Tuesday as a county-imposed deadline expired.

Since late January, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors has been pursuing the agreement as one of the few legal ways the board can promote local hiring within public bidding laws. Whether it would do that is in some dispute, but supporters say the pacts known as project labor agreements promote local hiring because workers are dispatched through local union halls.