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.

Related:  Compton City Council Meeting Focuses on Wal-mart

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?


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2 Responses so far.

  1. Charles Strickland says:

    The Residents of Compton are Wounded our City is Wounded and it needs to be Healed it Doesn’t Matter who is Wrong or who is Right We Need Prayer The Residents need Hands on Leadership and Recognition a Celebrity Means Nothing when it Comes to Homeless Laying on Compton Blvd those are our Celebrities and the Should be Treated Accordingly No One Walks among the People we need Pastors who Care about Life to Come Forward and Pray for Our Council and Residents we Healing for Unity and Togetherness if we Stay on this Road of Hatred Toward one Another our City is Doomed Rally Prayer for our City 2Urban Girls we need You

  2. Artra Wynn says:

    I called the union and ask how could someone such as myself get information. I was told because I didn’t work for them they could not help me. BUT I want to know what’s going on…..nope you’re not a member!!!!

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