University Circle is a massive development that sits on the site formerly known as Whiskey Gulch. Liquor sales were prohibited within a mile of Stanford University, and Whisky Gulch was exactly a mile away, so many liquor stores and bars sprouted there. Or so the story goes.
Today University Circle has a Four Seasons hotel, and many high-end offices. One of the office tenants has is in a dispute with a construction union, so the union mounted a colorful protest.
A firm this big can afford to hire union guys, and pay their high wages and benefits. So they should, in my opinion. But they are following the trend of eliminating the middle class.