Builders Say Union-Backed Wage Bill Could Raise Housing Costs

San Diego Tribune

By Philip Molnar

The latest fight between the homebuilding industry and unions is brewing in Sacramento over a bill that could require higher wages to workers on many residential projects.

Although authors of the legislation say it applies only to projects that use public money, the Building Industry Association is sounding the alarm on increased construction costs for private houses, condos and apartments.

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Over the course of his 30-year career, Michael Anderson has worked in the residential development industry in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California and Southern California. He has acquired residential land in excess of $300M for both land development and homebuilding entities and has overseen the construction of approximately 2500 homes. Currently, in semi-retirement, and based out of Newport Beach, CA, Michael continues to invest in and stay abreast of the land markets.

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