Big Labor Leader Gets Big Profile
Here are three good reasons to read the excellent profile of labor leader Maria Elena Durazo that graced the front page of Sunday’s LA Times: Even though Durazo’s LA County of Federation of Labor backed the losing the Mayoral candidate, Wendy Greuel, it still has backed — at some point or another — nearly ever City Councilman. Dan...
By Hillel Aron | June 24, 2013
Update: UTLA-PACE Spends, Bloomberg Donates
New independent expenditure (IE) numbers posted late yesterday on the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission website show a spike in spending on behalf of supported candidates, including $138,000 spent by UTLA-PACE, the political arm of United Teachers Los Angeles, the first such spending that’s been posted. In the meantime, the Coalition for School Reform has...
By Samantha Oltman | February 12, 2013
County Fed Union Endorses Board Candidates
In an under-the-radar move last week, the powerful Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, which is the local arm of the AFL-CIO and represents 300 unions across LA county, officially endorsed three LAUSD Board candidates and has begun spending on candidates’ behalf through its independent expenditure (IE) committee, the Committee on Political Education (COPE). In District 2,...
By Samantha Oltman | January 25, 2013
Labor Groups Spend for Garcia & Sanchez
Over the three-day weekend, two powerful unions — the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and the SEIU Local 99 (which represents classified LAUSD employees) kicked off what is expected to be an intense period of activity by independent expenditure (IE) committees over the next few months. The two organizations spent a combined $54,564 in support of School...
By Hillel Aron | January 22, 2013