There’s no doubt about it: Unions love Scott Lennon.
To date, nine local unions — including those representing our teachers, police, fire and municipal workers — have endorsed Lennon. Someone please correct me if I’m mistaken but I’m not aware of any of the other candidates collecting any local union endorsements.
So what does that mean to you? Do union endorsements help Lennon as much as he hopes they will?
Do union endorsements, in general, and in this specific instance, signal a seal of approval that wins him or her your vote or at least strong consideration? Does it suggest that this is a candidate who will probably get the very best out of our city workers because of how happy they will be to work with him or her?
Or does it do the opposite? Do union endorsements lead you to worry that a candidate may have trouble when it comes to negotiating contracts, budgeting or dealing with layoffs?