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Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 10:26 am | Updated: 12:55 pm, Mon Jan 27, 2014.

A labor union that represents public employees across New Mexico is accusing mayoral candidate Bill Dimas of deception.

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6 comments:

  • Gloria Mendoza posted at 7:01 am on Tue, Jan 28, 2014.

    Mariposa Posts: 2

    Come on people..........read between the lines. Why are all these skeletons from Albuquerque coming out? This and then that new PAC committee? This is politics at its lowest point.

     
  • simon brackley posted at 10:11 pm on Mon, Jan 27, 2014.

    ChamberSimon Posts: 26

    A reminder that only 6.2% of workers in New Mexico choose to belong to a union.

    http://tinyurl.com/kfhul4y

    Who do the other 95.8% endorse for Mayor?

     
  • Staci Benni posted at 9:18 pm on Mon, Jan 27, 2014.

    Sta Benni Posts: 112

    Just goes to show that Javier Gonzales is a machine-backed politican! Sixty percent of the local as opposed to 3 individuals sure sounds like an overwhelming majority to me. Coss' and Richardson's puppeteers (Simon and Oppenheimer) will do anything to discredit either of the other two candidates.
    I am pretty sure I know one of the three and I know he lacks integrity.
    BTW do you know that you have to pay more than the base fee to vote on union matters?

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 12:54 pm on Mon, Jan 27, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1166

    The real news story here is that a three-man goon committee decided to go against the will of the overwhelming majority of their membership to endorse Gonzales instead of Dimas. It just proves that unions only exist to collect dues from workers and then do the bidding of their political masters. And when a union starts to spout off about ethical standards and the legitimate democratic it is time to put one's rubber boots, 'cause it's getting deep.

     
  • Eric Lucero posted at 12:03 pm on Mon, Jan 27, 2014.

    EDOGGY Posts: 17

    Council 18, which has headquarters in Albuquerque, does not represent the totality of Local 3999. Council 18 in most cases, does not represent Santa Fe at all. They need to stick to endorsing state elections and stay out of local politics. Let the locals tell you how they feel.

     
  • Fred Armstrong posted at 11:31 am on Mon, Jan 27, 2014.

    FredArmstrong Posts: 17

    the numbers above tell how much say members actually have when 3 people endorse a candidate that over 60% of the members actually favor!
    we can figure out what happens to all the dues they collect as well, council 18 only represents themselves not working families!

     
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