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Tax Day Protest
With h. brown
Description of why low income inclusionary housing onsite
units will instead be built offsite as allowed by Leno
Michael Denny – Definitely, the best natured of the
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debate runaround to Libertarian candidate
Open Letter to
When I learned of the SEIU mayoral candidate night, my campaign
contacted John Gezinski, an event coordinator. I promptly received a
phone call from SEIU's Ruby Anderson saying my questionnaire had not
been received. When I told her I didn't receive it, she kindly
to send it by
fax. Again it didn't arrive as promised, so I called Ms. Anderson to
then said that SEIU questionnaires were actually only sent to a few
candidates, and I was not one of them.
When asked who
received the questionnaires, she said the information was private.
I informed Ms. Anderson that Libertarians strongly supported the
right of workers to organize. But I also said unions shouldn't be
making the political process less open and less democratic --
especially unions whose members are largely paid from public
funds…Exclusionary tactics may serve the political interests of
union officials beholding to politicians, but they are not in the
interest of ordinary workers who could lose job opportunities
because their union might appear to be biased against members of the
As a business leader, I know the security of a broad and healthy
customer base. Sadly, SEIU's local leadership has chosen to rely on
heavily on government. The public sector is not in good economic
shape. Unions representing a diverse customer base back candidate
promising to balance government budgets with fiscal restraint. SEIU
local union leaders propose raising taxes which will lead to fewer
jobs for workers as a whole. That's why SEIU members need to hear
from candidates who represent the chance to broaden their base
outside government, not just establishment candidates who pander and
offer the false hope of business as usual.
candidates for office to your debate, and avoid the
of having the event picketed by protestors saying 'SEIU