Monday, June 2, 2014

AD16: Steve Glazer's Lucky Break

Steve Glazer
ASSEMBLY | DISTRICT 16 | In the sports world, it's called a fortuitous bounce. In politics, it's what happened today for 16th Assembly District candidate Steve Glazer.

Although, nowhere close to the Oakland Hills and Contra Costa County-center assembly district, members of the San Francisco Transport Workers Union Local 250, who began a potential three-day sickout Monday morning in protest of languishing labor negotiations, might provide impetus for voters there still steaming about the notorious BART strikes that ended over six months ago. The likely benefactors would be Glazer, who led the high-profile opposition to public employee transportation strikes last year, and the lone Republican in the race, attorney Catharine Baker.

The union which represents MUNI workers slowed down the pace of traffic this morning in The City, but the decision to stage a sickout just a day before a high-profile and contentious June primary election across the bay may look more than a tad myopic. In the past few months, an independent expenditure committee formed by various labor unions have spent together nearly $2 million to support Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti, the union-backed candidate in the race. Yet, the MUNI union's decision this weekend likely provides union opponents in the East Bay an outlet to relive the anger and uncertainty that followed two separate work stoppages in the last half of 2013.

Unwittingly, the move could be Glazer's big break. The only consensus about this race, in fact, revolves around predictions of a toss-up between Glazer and Sbranti for the second spot in the November General Election behind Baker. Nevermind, over $3.8 million combined in special interests money has been spent in this race for and against Glazer and Sbranti, it may be the vote of frustrated union members across the bay that make the most convincing case for either candidate.


  1. Thank you for making the case for CLEAN STEVE GLAZER 2014!

    This is just one more time that the union whores have chosen to illustrate why Steve is the People's Choice. He won't put up with this shit by the entrenched special interests. When he finishes first along with Catharine Baker in second place tomorrow night, the voters of this district will not have to ever worry again about being screwed over by the dirty union whores who are out for themselves.

    CLEAN STEVE GLAZER 2014! The people's choice!!

  2. Well, 4:43 p.m. represents a completely delusional perspective.

    Anyways, back to reality -- actually, this sick-out could spell trouble for Glazer, who never bothers to explain WHAT would replace the "right-to-strike". With binding arbitration (where one arbitrator is picked by the union[s] and one arbitrator is selected by management and the third is selected by the two arbitrators) and a no-strike clause, sick-outs could become the new BART strikes.

    Easy contrast for Tim Sbranti to prove why his "pro-business/pro-labor" way represents the better path forward for Assembly District 16.

  3. My name is BIG Tim Branti. Please elect me to whore for the unions. I want to give them HUGE raises, allow them to continue suckling on the public tit, take five hour coffee breaks, and come to work only if they feel like it. If elected I promise to do this and more to screw over the taxpayers.

    My name is BIG Tim Branti, and I approved this statement.

  4. My family was ambivalent, but after our daughter called us today and told us about the MUNI strike, that's what it is, we decided that we will be turning in our absentee votes tomorrow for Steve Glazer.

    He is the only candidate among the four who has spoken out in support of the public. He has earned my wife's and my vote.

  5. 6:47 look again at Baker. Shes the only one who seems be independent and not tied to a special interest group---witness all the mail we received. AND I truly believe that its important to end the super majority in Sacramento!! Vote BAKER!

  6. It will have NO impact. Steve Glazer is not clean. He has been bought and paid for by the corrupt corporate special interest crooks that continually stick it to consumers. They have spent over two million dollars on his campaign.

    Tim Sbranti, on the other hand, is a teacher who is used to compromise and trying to find situations that help all. That's why he is endorsed by Nurses, Police, Fire, the Democratic Party, Consumer groups, Environmental groups, Seniors, Women groups, our current Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan and many others. Look at his site---Tim Sbranti.com

  7. Ladies and Gentlemen, propaganda above from the resident union whores.

  8. I don't belong to a union and have also been volunteering for Tim Sbranti when I have the time. As has been pointed out many times Glazer is a one issue person, while Tim is well thought of by many diverse groups and people. Go to timsbranti.com and see for yourself.

  9. Do we really want to be as short sided as banning the right to strike, because we are inconvenienced for a couple of days?

  10. Sbranti beats the anti union Glazer like a drum!

  11. Being anti union really does not fly around these parts!