How union rule crimps California housing development

Quito Village in Saratoga, California is a unique housing development, as it is the only known project in the state that was able to break ground under a 2017 state law which had a strict labor standard favoring union workers. This law was meant to speed up the construction of dense housing. Atlanta-based real estate giant PulteGroup took over the project in 2022 and began construction in September. Now lawmakers are debating making the 2017 law permanent, but with a bill that would strike out the union-backed labor standard. Assemblymember Buffy Wicks has commented that this project is an example of the onerous standard placed on developers

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