Posts Tagged ‘labor’

AFL-CIO Labor Council Backs Bowser

Democratic mayoral hopeful Muriel Bowser's campaign got a boost from labor this morning, receiving the endorsement of the District's AFL-CIO union coalition in front of the national union's 16th Street NW headquarters.
The Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO's divided membership couldn't agree on a candidate in the primary, but its executive board decided last week to endorse Bowser, according to [...]

Fuzz Fuss With Mendelson—But to What End?

District voters who sorted through a deluge of political mailers ahead of last month’s Democratic primary would have been forgiven for thinking the D.C. Council chairman’s race was as contested as the mayor’s race. Multiple mail pieces sent out before April 1 denounced incumbent Phil Mendelson as the enemy of city’s police officers. “Phil Mendelson, [...]

Bowser, Police Union Launch TV Ads

The Fraternal Order of Police and Muriel Bowser's campaign each came out with new TV spots today, both of which offer their own criticisms of Mayor Vince Gray.
The police union's spot takes viewers on a tour of the District's recent public safety lowlights, with Officer Colette Clemencia along as your guide. After visits to Lincoln Heights and the [...]

Morning Links

Vince Gray's lawyer says he'll fight the charges if he's indicted. [WUSA9, NBC 4]
At WCP debate, no other mayoral candidates say they believe Gray's word over Jeff Thompson's. [LL, DCist, Washingtonian]
Jim Graham accuses his Ward 1 opponent of making his teeth look goofy in mailer. [LL]
Firefighters' union endorses Tommy Wells. [Post]
Snow can't stop early voting from starting at Judiciary Square. [WAMU, Post]
Candidates who want [...]

Endorsement Round-Up: Police Union Backs Wells

U.S. Attorney Ron Machen is no fan of Vince Gray, and now another group of District law enforcers has turned on the mayor as well. Despite endorsing Gray four years ago, the District's chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police announced yesterday that it will support Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells in April's Democratic primary.
In a statement, FOP chairman-elect Delroy Burton [...]

Labor Council Won’t Endorse in the Mayor’s Race

With Vince Gray's veto of the Large Retailer Accountability Act/Walmart bill just a week old last September, local Metropolitan Washington Labor Council AFL-CIO boss Joslyn Williams predicted that Gray would have a tough time winning the union coalition's endorsement. The nearly 200 unions affiliated with Williams' group proved him right last night, with Gray and all of his [...]

Orange Lands Grocery Union Endorsement

So far in the mayor's race, Vince Gray has won nearly all of the announced union endorsements. Just today, the construction unions in the D.C. Building Trades Council endorsed his run for re-election. But now Vincent Orange has a union behind him: the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400.
In a press release, Local 400 president Mark Federici calls [...]

Union Endorsements Fly in Ward 6 Race

Which Ward 6 candidate do city employees think is right to replace Tommy Wells? It depends on which ones you ask. Both the firefighters' and police officers' unions backed former Wells staffer Charles Allen today, while the AFSCME local that represents other city workers endorsed former Harry Reid aide Darrel Thompson earlier this week.
Fraternal Order of Police president-elect Delroy Burton opted for some clean-house rhetoric [...]

Gray Lands SEIU Endorsement

Add one more to Vince Gray's stack of labor endorsements. Later this morning, the Maryland and D.C. Council for the Service Employees International Union plans to announce an endorsement for Gray.
In a press release, the union pointed to Gray's signature on a bill granting driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants as one of the reasons behind the [...]

Public Employee Union Backs Gray

Back in September, Geo T. Johnson, the executive director of the District's AFSCME local, predicted that his members would back Vince Gray if the mayor ran for re-election. Johnson's prediction came true today, with Gray's campaign and the union set to announce later this morning that the union is endorsing Gray for another term.
Johnson didn't respond to a request for comment about [...]

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