Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Labor Endorses Greg Brewer

Rich Miller, the dean of political bloggers in Illinois, reports that the Chicago Federation of Labor has endorsed Greg Brewer for alderman in the 50th Ward. This endorsement is a major pickup for Brewer, wh0 appears to be winning the local endorsements among the challengers to Ald. Stone.

Non-incumbents endorsed by the CFL include Sandi Jackson (7), Carina Sanchez (12), Toni L. Foulkes (15), Joann Thompson (16), Paul Stewart (18), Leroy J. Jones, Jr. (21), Brendan Reilly (42), Michele Smith (43) and Greg Brewer (50). The CFL didn’t endorse any candidate in several races, including 2, 5, 11, 20, 25, 29, 34, 37 and 44.


Dolar's endorsements come from outside the ward (including outside of Chicago). The Labor endorsement represents a setback for Dolar, who has said previously that she expected the SEIU endorsement. Given recent calls for labor unity, it is expected that SEIU will follow the CFL's lead.

UPDATE: The Sun-Times reports that the 50th will be a "Tier One" race "where the Chicago Federation of Labor will devote its heaviest resources." Looking good for Brewer.

5 Comments:

At January 16, 2007 4:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to the Greg Brewer team!

 
At January 16, 2007 4:33 PM, Anonymous egberg356 said...

That's pretty impressive. Doesn't Chicago Federation of Labor include the teachers unions?

If the teachers are going with Brewer, that's enough for me.

 
At January 16, 2007 9:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what does this mean? What is the Chicago Federation of Labor going to do? Is it just an endorsement or are they going to give Brewer money and do things?

 
At January 17, 2007 1:58 PM, Anonymous Celia said...

This is great news! Go Greg!

 
At January 22, 2007 6:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

CFL is upset over outsoucing of city jobs to private contractors and the fact it took better than two years to get a new contract for city employees.

Well the fact the Mayor and his negotiation team were trying to get a handle on the cost of overtime such as making an city employee work 40 hours before they get overtime. Instead of being able to call in sick on Monday and then work a double shift on Friday and make double time for 8 hoursn now they will only get the regular rate of pay thanks to the changes.

So If thats what led to the CFL not endorsing any canidate,I would not want their support.

 

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