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ICYMI: “Endorsements Hint at Shape of Governor’s Race” – Willamette Week


Oregon AFSCME President blasts Betsy Johnson for “lack of respect” for workers, says she “continuously attacked the wages and benefits of public servants like firefighters, correctional officers, nurses, and teachers”

Key Points:

Former House Speaker Tina Kotek, the Democratic nominee for Governor, was recently endorsed by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

“Johnson’s campaign says she didn’t pursue the endorsement, a decision that shows she plans to run against public employee unions”

“Oregon AFSCME President Fred Yungbluth says Johnson has ‘continuously attacked’ the wages and benefits of public employees. ‘It’s disappointing to see this lack of respect for the people she’s running to represent,’ he says.”

“‘It’s unfortunate Senator Johnson views the hard-working Oregon AFSCME members that spend their nights and weekends serving on our board with such disdain. Senator Johnson knows it is our members from across the state, who interview candidates and make endorsement decisions. Throughout her career, she has continuously attacked the wages and benefits of public servants like firefighters, correctional officers, nurses, and teachers. It’s disappointing to see this lack of respect for the people she’s running to represent.’”


The full story is available here: Murmurs: Endorsements Hint at Shape of Governor’s Race

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