This came via email this morning and it basically locks up all the significant labor union endorsements for the Anaheim City Council district 3 election in Council member Jordan Brandman’s favor. This is the text of an email from the Brandman for Council campaign.
The Orange County Labor Federation has endorsed our campaign for Council District 3!
The Orange County Labor Federation consists of more than 90 local unions that collectively represent more than 200,000 working men and women throughout Orange County. I’m humbled by the Federation’s support of our campaign because I know the moral weight it carries. For the last four years, I’ve worked tirelessly to improve working conditions and create opportunities for Anaheim’s working families. They are our neighbors and friends, and when they call on their elected officials to respect the dignity of honest work and their human rights, that’s just the right thing to do.
That’s why I’m proud of my record fighting for working families. In the last four years, I’ve worked to:
- Enact four project labor agreements that together will create more than 11,000 highly-skilled union jobs, as well as tens of thousands more in related roles.
- Called for the consideration of restoring more than 20 park employee positions the city cut in the depths of the Great Recession.
- Funded a new fire station, hired more firefighters and police officers, and cut emergency response times.
- Built two new parks, increased library hours, and expanded youth programming.
Will you join the Orange County Labor Federation, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Assemblyman Tom Daly, and me in building the Anaheim our working residents in District 3 need?
It’s going to be an interesting race between Brandman and Dr. Jose Moreno. Both are Democrats (Brandman a lifelong Democrat and Moreno registered as one two years ago); both have Republican allies; both have spoilers in the race. Both have a decent ground game. Moreno coveted this endorsement and it’s likely that his job growth plan hurt him with unions compared with Brandman’s actual record on helping to create union jobs.
Its going to be a fun race to watch.
Here’s the press release:
|ORANGE COUNTY LABOR FEDERATION UNITES BEHIND BRANDMAN FOR ANAHEIM CITY COUNCIL|
|Anaheim Councilman Jordan Brandman wins major endorsement from federation representing more than 200,000 working men and women in Orange County for reelection in Council District 3.|
|ANAHEIM, CA — Marking a pivotal milestone toward victory, Anaheim City Councilman Jordan Brandman today announced that the Orange County Labor Federation has endorsed him in his race to represent Council District 3 on the Anaheim City Council.
A federation of more than 90 local unions that collectively represent more than 200,000 working men and women throughout Orange County, the Orange County Labor Federation has been the voice of organized labor in Orange County since 1929. The federation “strives to better the lives of all workers” and to “elect candidates… who are willing to fight for the rights and economic issues of working families.”
“I’m humbled by the Orange County Labor Federation’s support of our campaign because I know the moral weight it carries,” said Brandman. “For the last four years, I’ve worked tirelessly to improve working conditions and create opportunities for Anaheim’s working families. They are our neighbors and friends, and when they call on their elected officials to respect the dignity of honest work and their human rights, that’s the right thing to do.”
Since his election in 2012, Brandman has put the needs and priorities of Anaheim’s working people at the top of his policy agenda. In an unprecedented series of concrete gains for workers, Brandman was instrumental in striking four project labor agreements attached to major municipal and private-sector projects, creating more than 11,000 highly-skilled union jobs and tens of thousands more in related roles. In addition, in early 2016 Brandman called for the consideration of bringing back more than 20 municipal positions the city cut in the throes of the Great Recession.
The Orange County Labor Federation’s endorsement comes on the heels of a slew of endorsements by area labor organizations who agree that Brandman is the only candidate with a proven record of delivering results and creating jobs for working people. These include: AFSCME District Council 36, Anaheim Firefighters Association Local 2899, the Anaheim Municipal Employees Association, Anaheim Police Officers PAC, IBEW Local 47, the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council, the Orange County Employees Association, SEIU USWW, the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, and Teamsters Local 952.
|Jordan Brandman was elected at-large to the Anaheim City Council in 2012. A resident of the Anaheim Colony Historic District, he is running for reelection in the newly drawn Council District 3. Prior to his term on the City Council, he served on the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2012 and on the Anaheim Public Utilities Board from 2007 to 2012. A graduate of UC Irvine, he is District Director to the Majority Leader of the California State Assembly.