BY BUDDY NEVINS
Former state Senate Democratic Leader Steve Geller has gotten a campaign donation built on real sweat.
The International Union of Operating Engineers No. 487 has donated Geller’s county commission campaign $500.
Gary Waters, the union’s business manager, says the donation represents “10,000 hours of work at 5 cents per hour voluntarily submitted by the hard working members of this local union.
I never thought of it that way.
The Operating Engineers’ members mostly operate heavy construction machinery, but some work as laboratory technicians.
The IUOE gave Geller his ninth union endorsement. Geller’s opponent in his race for county commission Sue Gunzburger has two union endorsements.
Waters said Geller was getting the support of the IUOE because of his “long record of favorable legislative service supporting the needs of working families.
Past votes in Tallahassee drive these endorsements? You can decide what that means to you, the voter.
Here is an earlier post by me on union endorsements.