Thursday, April 4, 2013

California: Union versus union spending fuels Coastside Fire Protection District recall fight

The recall fight against three Coastside Fire Protection District directors has already resulted in both sides spending over $60,000 each.  What's most interesting is whose putting up the money -- a union versus union battle"

The money battle has largely pitted the various regional Bay Area firefighters’ associations against Local 2881, the Sacramento-based Cal Fire union. Nine separate fire unions from across the Bay Area injected a total of $35,500 toward stopping the recall, nearly half of it coming from San Mateo County Firefighters Local 2400.  
One candidate looking to supplant the seated directors says his side requested help from Cal Fire’s union to counterbalance the “no on the recall” fundraising. Last week, a political action committee representing Cal Fire employees contributed nearly $10,000 to each of the three challengers it supports.

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