Do Palo Alto Employee Unions Have Too Much Influence?
Original post made by Chris, Palo Alto Hills, on Mar 26, 2007
Some city council members, notably LaDoris Cordell, have seemed to act almost as slavish advocates for the Union's position - refusing to even consider any plan that might reduce Union jobs, and therefore clout.
Unions have become significant players in Palo Alto electoral politics, and have done things like distribute flyers to local residents in support of particular causes.
Recently, a thread on this forum dealing with the outsourcing issue was closed by the Weekly after one poster, hewing closely to the union line (and perhaps a union member himself) upset other forum participants with his increasingly extreme and repetitive ad hominem posts.
In light of all of this - and given the fact that most city employees aren't even residents of the city, is it fair to ask whether city employees - or their unions have too much influence on Palo Alto politics?
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