Pleasanton Weekly's Misguided Endorsement Editorial
Original post made by daveg, Birdland, on May 19, 2014
The Pleasanton Weekly’s endorsement of Sbranti glosses over the facts about how he has blindly supported unions and their unreasonable demands, and as a result has been rewarded with huge union monetary support. If one doubts that Sbranti is “owned” by the unions, just take a look on the California Secretary of State website and look at the contributions to his campaign. Sbranti opposes any transparency on any public-sector collective bargaining, but at the same time opposes any reduction of future pension accruals in which local governments clearly are not able to afford. The BART fiasco only highlighted the fact that steps need to be taken to rein in the ability of BART workers to strike. However Sbranti supports the misguided belief that BART strikes are acceptable and it’s alright to bring the entire bay area economy to a halt.
As the Pleasanton Weekly wishfully commented, a Republican and Democrat would be on the ballet in November, however it would behoove us all to make sure it is Glazer and Baker, two candidates that have expressed their desire to rein in the unreasonable power wielded by the BART unions