Tuesday, November 20, 2012

L.A. union worker told members to put fake names on voter petition

The L.A. Times reports:
One of Los Angeles' largest public employee unions admitted Tuesday that a staffer sent an email to members asking that they sign "fake names/addresses" on a petition being circulated by former Mayor Richard Riordan to place a pension initiative on the ballot. City election law requires that the petition carry a certain number of verified voter signatures to qualify. Service Employees International Union Local 721 made the acknowledgment in a statement criticizing Paul Kim, a work site organizer, for sending the email last week as the union prepared to kick off its campaign opposing Riordan's measure.
Just a reminder: when California asks federal taxpayers for a bailout.