Press release from Council 4 of the AFL-CIO:
Council 4 Union Urging Bristol Members to Vote “No” on COO and Constitutional Convention Questions
New Britain, CT – Council 4, Connecticut’s largest AFL-CIO union, is recommending that its members who live in Bristol vote “No” on two ballot questions:
· Create a Chief Operating Officer position (Question 5).
· Hold a convention to amend or revise the state constitution (Question 1).
According to Kevin Murphy, Council 4’s Director of Collective Bargaining and Organizing, “We represent more than 800 members who live and pay taxes in Bristol. Our members understand that you don’t throw good money after bad. Funding a well-paid bureaucrat with no accountability would only squander precious tax dollars better spent on education, economic development and public services.”
Council 4 also opposes the constitutional convention ballot initiative that has been championed by anti-union extremists.
“Supporters of this ballot question want to open up our constitution to undermine workers worker protections and force their extremist agenda on the citizens,” said Council 4 spokesman Larry Dorman. “A constitutional convention would be wasteful. How can you justify spending $13 million on a convention when there’s budget deficit approaching $300 million?”
Council 4 of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, represents 35,000 workers in state and local government and the private sector. To learn more, go to www.council4.org.
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