Thursday, August 31, 2006

He's Got the Unions

In a press release today, Brizzi announced the endorsement of a number of local Unions.

With the Unions going for Brizzi the Kennedy camp has got to be shaking in their boots. What most people would consider a historical Democratic group and its members backing Brizzi, Kennedy's hopes are fading away like the warm summer days.

The release is below.

Friday August 31, 2006

Unions Endorse BrizziAs Labor Day Approaches, Several Local Unions Announce Support for Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi's Re-Election
INDIANAPOLIS-- Six local unions endorsed Carl Brizzi for re-election as Marion County Prosecutor. Collectively, the unions represent over 13,000 active and retired members in Marion County.
Unions endorsing Brizzi include Teamsters Local 135, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 103, and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Locals 725, 1437, 3131 and 3766.
The largest labor organization to back Brizzi is the Teamsters Local 135. A newsletter announced their support by stating, "As Marion County residents head to the polls in (early May and) November, they will vote for a prosecutor with a proven record. Carl Brizzi has been working tirelessly for Teamster members and the citizens of Marion County, keeping the city streets safe and prosecuting the most violent offenders."
Prosecutor Brizzi is humbled that so many local unions support him in his bid for re-election. "I'm honored and grateful to have so much support from the hardworking men and women of labor," stated Brizzi. "We've worked well together over the past four years and it means a lot to me to have their confidence."
ast week, the Prosecutor unveiled Brizzi Brief 2006 which includes a report on the progress of the last four years and Brizzi's future plans for the fight against crime. "Because we believe in the philosophy that criminals have a choice, victims don't, we've made our office an advocate for the victims of this county," said Brizzi. "We've made the prosecution of the most violent offenders a top priority and we've worked with law enforcement to conduct sting operations to catch sexual predators who solicit children on the internet."
Brizzi will participate in the Labor Day parade on Saturday, September 2nd.

Click here to see Teamsters endorsement Click here to see AFSCME endorsements


At 8:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


You're clearing an idiot if you think that the endorsements of these unions means anything. The unions that matter are the unions with lots of members and lots of money.

Where's the UAW? Where's the STATE AFSCME? Where's ISTA?

These are all small, republican unions.

Carl's toast.

At 8:29 PM, Blogger Brody said...

My favorite thing about the comment above is that you call me an idiot, and use bad grammer in doing so.

Well done!

At 8:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teamsters 103 are the largest labor union in the state and the third largest Teamsters local in the country. Are you saying they're not important? Also it is supposed to be a given that the Democrat candidate gets all the union endorsements. Even Dems who don't have a chance get backed by unions. What does that say then that several have decided not to back Melina?

At 9:13 PM, Blogger Sir Hailstone said...

I see Bart's groupies have decided to post here.

I hardly call Teamsters a small or Republican union. Nor AFSCME. Those locals are all of the City employees if I remember right.

If you think the UAW still has "lots" of members or money you're crazy. How many Big Three auto plants have shut down? One right here in Indy is now rubble - the Chrysler foundry out on Tibbs Ave. How many people still work for automakers? Just this week over 400 were let go from International. The UAW is not the power union anymore. UAW is hanging on by the skin of its teeth.

Now if this state would ever do the right thing and pass a "right to work" law.

Brody - it's "grammar" ;)

At 5:01 AM, Anonymous dirtyharry said...

hey anon: would you say the same if the situation was reversed? These uinons big or small have spoken. Melina is not there choice, go back to running student council races.

At 10:20 AM, Blogger Brody said...

Sorry, grammar.

At 2:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's interesting that Republicans hate organized labor until they back one of their candidates...

At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's interesting how stupid you are.

Republicans don't hate anyone. Democrats do enough hating for everyone.

Democrats: The party of no ideas!

At 1:40 AM, Anonymous GaryJ said...

Be nice! Democrats only hate; people who want to be treated right, who support public safety, who want the right people in charge, who want to to pursue their own happiness, who are not Barts puppets. Oh, wait that everybody! Democrats do hate a loy, don't they? You're right!

At 8:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unions almost always endorse the incumbent prosecutor. Check your history and you'll see this is no big surprise and means nothing.


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