[Congressional Record Volume 145, Number 78 (Thursday, May 27, 1999)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1127]
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                 WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY: LEADERSHIP AWARD

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                            HON. BOB FILNER

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 27, 1999

  Mr. FILNER. Mr. Speaker, and colleagues, I rise today to recognize 
Art Lujan, as he is honored by the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor 
Council, AFL-CIO for his leadership in the San Diego labor movement.
  As the Business Manager of the San Diego Building and Construction 
Trades Council, Art has worked many years at uniting the twenty-six 
diverse building trade unions in San Diego. As an officer of the Labor 
Council, he has brought that commitment to promoting a strong labor 
movement in the County.
  Art successfully secured a Project Labor Agreement with the County 
Water Authority resulting in over $700 million in construction projects 
throughout the next eight years. As a result of these efforts, Art won 
a $750,000 grant from the Workforce Partnership to establish a 
groundbreaking pre-apprenticeship program that will create new pathways 
for low-income San Diegans--particularly women and people of color--
into skilled construction jobs that pay living wages.
  My congratulations go to Art Lujan for these significant 
contributions. I can attest to Art's dedication and commitment and 
believe him to be highly deserving of the San Diego-Imperial Counties 
Labor Council, AFL-CIO Leadership Award.

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