Sound Transit's cozy rules with labor unions jack up costs to taxpayers

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A Sound Transit light rail car awaits its next trip from the UW light rail station.

KVI's Kirby Wilbur and John Carlson interview economic policy analyst, Amber Gunn, from labor union watchdog group, Freedom Foundation, about her devastating analysis of how Puget Sound taxpayers are being hit for billions of dollars in extra costs in something called a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) which is, according to Gunn, a "huge windfall for unions." She says its inflating the price tag of the $54 billion light rail extension plan for Sound Transit (ST3) which voters will decide on the November 8th general election ballot. ST3 is listed on the November mail in ballot as Prop. 1 for the Sound Transit taxing district in the urban boundary of King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.

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