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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fink did not seek endorsement.

AFSCME and the Central Labor Body held there screening for endorsing a candidate in the first district county board race. The two body's have merged together and have a new name this year however will still hand out two endorsements.

Fink said in a statement that he could not in good faith except the invite to the screening. Commissioner Fink believes in representing all of the first district and the county, and by taking part in this or any endorsement process would not allow him to do that. He does not believe in having to behold to any special interest group.

He paraphrased and article in the Reader written by Barb Olson. Two union representatives went to a council meeting to remind the councilors that seven of them where backed by the union. One of the speakers went as far to say he expects a 7-2 vote.

Fink also pointed out that not long ago there was a flier in the county court house that stated contract negations start at the ballot box. The flier caused a lot talk in the media on whether it was legal or not to post in such a place.

I think Commissioner Fink was right to not take part in the process and I hope people give him thought when they vote November 2nd. At such a troubling time we need a board member that will think with an open mind and not be held to any special interest groups. Fink is the person that will represent all of us.

Friday, September 10, 2010

No strike?

It seem that both hospitals have come to a contract agreement with there nurses. St.Lukes voted to accept a contract last week, St. Mary's nurses will vote today.

This is a good thing for both sides if both have in fact reached an agreement. It does appear the issues was in fact safty and not wages.

St.Mary's talks lasted more then 24 hours till they reached a tentative agreement.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Questions for those running for office.

What are four major issues in your campaign?

How would you balance the budget(for the office you are running for)?

Take a crack at these two questions more later.