Paul de Jong’s pre-Christmas JOC op-ed against Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) wants to be all truth and light.
Unfortunately, his arguments are just “alternative facts.”
De Jong begins by misrepresenting Building Trades unions’ market share in work related to CBAs.
De Jong claims Building Trades workers are less than 15 per cent of workers in the B.C. construction industry. De Jong neglects that residential construction (new homes and renovations) account for over 60 per cent of B.C.’s construction industry. Residential is not the focus of Building Trades unions and not jurisdiction covered by CBAs.