Gaylord Exits San Diego Project

Hotel chain Gaylord Entertainment Co. said enough was enough and pulled the plug on a $1 billion hotel and convention center on the Chula Vista, Calif., bayfront after more than a year of negotiations with labor unions.

A deal breaker for Nashville-based Gaylord was a demand from the San Diego County Building & Construction Trades Council to sign a project labor agreement, according to the Tennessean.

In a telephone news conference, the labor leaders told the San Diego Union-Tribune it came down to hiring workers from the San Diego area.

"We clearly do not deserve the onus of responsibility for Gaylord deciding not to build here," Jennifer Badgley of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers told the paper.