A Burning Question
Union President Pat McOsker has been accused of shoving a supporter of one of his challengers. He also is facing dissenting in the ranks over his spending of union dues on political campaigns, tapping their $1.5 million PAC fund.
Obviously, since his brother is the Mayor's Chief of Staff, it isn't shocking that he would pledge their support towards his campaign, but one has to wonder if there isn't a bit more to this. The scoop has it that Pat went to the various Hahn challengers at the direction of his brother way back in March and threatened them that if they stepped in to run against Hahn, they would come after them.
Forget pay-to-play, this is just downright thuggish and amateur. At least do what the other unions do and pretend to interview the candidates before endorsing one.
Should Pat be replaced? That is the burning question.