Labor union endorses Potts

The Daily News-Record reported:

On Monday, he (Russ Potts) went to Staunton to pick up the endorsement of UE Local 160 Virginia Public Service Workers.

“He knew a lot of the problems that we were going through,” said Allen Layman, president of the statewide organization and the Western State Hospital chapter. Layman said Potts voice would be important at the Virginia Bar Association’s gubernatorial debate next month

The Augusta Free Press reported:

“We don’t like to be taken for granted,” union president Allen Layman said on Monday after announcing that the union had thrown its support to the independent gubernatorial candidacy of Winchester Sen. Russ Potts.

“The Democrats automatically assume that all union peoples are going to follow the Democratic ticket. But as I’ve told a number of people, in our membership we have Republicans, we have independents, we have moderates, and we have liberals and progressives. And all of us are tired of being taken for granted,” Layman told The Augusta Free Press.$35157

Amazing! Tim Kaine’s faith-base campaign needs to wake up… before it’s too late.

~ the blue dog

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  1. Barnie Day Avatar
    Barnie Day

    Who’s amazed, Bleu Dawg? Not me. Your “not a hint of a political endorcement” didn’t have much shelf life it seems.

  2. Steven Avatar

    No kidding…

    In the blink of an eye!

    ~ the blue dog

  3. Barnie Day Avatar
    Barnie Day

    This far out from election day you can’t believe the big pictures, Bleu Dawg. They’re mirages. The indicators that matter are the little mosaic pieces. There are lots of them. This is just one. Put your hand on the radio, son, and get yourself some religion!

  4. Steven Avatar

    Say Amen and pass the cornbread … It’s going to be a great campaign.

    ~ the blue dog

  5. James Young Avatar
    James Young

    Says pretty much all you need to know about Potts. He’s not a Republican. Heck, it was a Democrat-majority legislature which barred public employee monopoly bargaining. I doubt that Kaine would be suicidal enough to suggest repealing that, though I’ll bet he’d sign it as Governor.

    Wonder what Chamber Potts promised them?

  6. Allen from the Union Avatar
    Allen from the Union

    He promised to try to do something about state employees being 21% behind the private sector.

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