Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Public safety unions revealed as 'weak,' 'ugly' in SA mayor's race

Among the big losers in the San Antonio mayor's race won by Ivy Taylor: Police and firefighter unions, who backed Democrat Leticia Van de Putte with over-the-top attack ads aimed at her opponent. From the SA Express-News:
Public Safety Associations: The San Antonio Police Officers Association and the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association spent unseemly gobs of money supporting former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte and attacking Taylor. With contract negotiations in the balance, the associations had a lot on the line this election. And that was part of the problem: Their support of Van de Putte only made it look like she would have carried their water. Plus, their ugly attacks on Taylor only generated sympathy. And to top it off, they couldn’t deliver the few thousand votes needed to turn the election to their favor, which makes them look weak. Now, oh joy, they get to negotiate with ... Taylor. Loser.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Even if they lose some ground, their members make in excess of 50% more than HFD and HPD with far more perks; only Austin offering better total compensation in the state of Texas.