State Sen. Steve Glazer is again taking the right
side of the tracks.
Following the malfunction of dozens of BART trains near the Pittsburg-Bay Point station and subsequent shut down of services, Glazer has taken to social media to lay the blame on BART union employees and their salaries.
Rest assured, his sentiment is nothing new. Glazer's nascent political career first gathered steam after he began demonizing the BART strikes in 2013. Last Thursday, Glazer kicked off his string of tweets critical of BART, including management and, of course, transit employees
Out of one pocket, BART gives exorbitant raises to workers and mgt, and then claims to have no money in the other pocket for system repairs.— Steve Glazer (@Steve_Glazer) March 17, 2016
Glazer has been willing spar with whomever rebuts his position, including one who equated Glazer's position toward workers to Donald Trump and another who questioned why Glazer is a Democrat.BART's bringing in record revenue. Where has the money gone? In part--bonus payments to employees. #BuySpareParts @DenisCuff @ctuan— Steve Glazer (@Steve_Glazer) March 21, 201
You should ask @realDonaldTrump for an endorsement - he thinks American workers are paid too much too. https://t.co/3tWuTFSZnH— Taylor Huckaby (@iwriterealgood) March 18, 2016
Clearly, Glazer is trying to capitalize on the recent BART shut downs for political points in a state Senate district that largely agrees with his anti-union rhetoric. Glazer is facing re-election for the first time year, but his continued reliance on the BART strike/shutdown meme coupled with his strong insistence to link himself to Republican Assemblymember Catharine Baker is beginning to show a slow, but deliberate descent toward the right. Look at it a different way, Glazer is clearly not showing any signs of veering to the left. That's for sure.@Steve_Glazer @News24680 that comment makes you sound like your anti-union and anti-labor. Your a democrat? Who can labor turn to?— SuperAuto38 (@SuperAuto38) March 18, 2016
UPDATE: Glazer's Twitter rant, Day Six:
BART claims that millions in bonuses isn't very much $. That is exactly why the public can't trust them. #FakeSecurityCameras— Steve Glazer (@Steve_Glazer) March 23, 2016