Posts Tagged ‘labor’

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 [...]

Gray Lands Hotel Union Endorsement

Poor relations with the Fraternal Order of Police could cost Vince Gray part of the labor coalition that swept him into office in 2010, but another union is signing up for another election with the mayor. Hotels workers with Unite Here! Local 25 endorsed Gray last night for the second time in a mayor's race, with union head John Boardman saying Gray [...]

Tommy Wells Sides With Union at Shaw Giant Opening

District ribbon cuttings aren't generally known for their controversy, with political rivals willing to make nice at least as long as they're holding those big scissors. Mayoral hopeful and Ward 6 councilmember Tommy Wells took a different approach at last night's O Street Market Giant opening in Shaw, though, helping union workers pull off a protest [...]