Local union endorses candidates before qualifying on the ballot
What is Kevin Monk thinking? The city of Compton is preparing to hold elections in April 2017 for the seats of City Clerk, City Treasurer, City Attorney, Councilmembers and Mayor. The nomination period runs from December 27, 2016, through January 23, 2017. According to the Compton city clerk’s office, no candidate has qualified for the April ballot, as of Thursday, December 29. Residents aren’t happy that SEIU 721 held an endorsement meeting, Wednesday, December 28, where they selected who they are endorsing. Are the unions trying to dissuade residents from running for office? How are they endorsing the DAY AFTER the nomination period opened?
SEIU endorsed three incumbents, however, all of the incumbents up for re-election, were not invited to participate in the Q&A.
What’s really peculiar are the numbers of non-union jobs coming into the city, via Wal-Mart, and SEIU members aren’t upset?
Mayor Aja Brown did her graduate thesis on the devastating impacts that a non-union employer (Wal-Mart) has on communities, yet still encouraged residents to “go get those jobs”.
Can you guess which three were endorsed and who was left out?