AFSCME endorsements

I understand that the Public Employees Union representing thousands of area union members made school board endorsements the other day. Three people made the decision for the thousands. Alan Netland, Rosie Loeffler-Kemp’s daughter, Rachel, and someone else.

AFSCME did not contact Alanna Oswald or Charles Obije among others and interview them the standard procedure. They just rubber stamped the DFL endorsement that Rosie and her daughter helped engineer.

It used to be that AFSCME at least went through the motions of having a real endorsement. Alan once told me they were “cleaner” than the AFL-CIOs. That was in 2001. I guess that was the good old days.