The Austin Central Labor Council (CLC) is comprised of the leadership of over 28 local trade unions in Austin. Earlier in this campaign cycle, the Council held a forum during which many of the over 70 candidates running in Austin's new 10-1 City Council districts were able to answer questions and explain their stance on labor related issues, and their plans for the city. Below are the candidates that the CLC has endorsed.
Mayor: Mike Martinez
District 1: Ora Houston
District 2: Delia Garza
Several local Austin leaders met this past Wednesday, October 29 to express outrage over out-of-state monies pouring in to the AISD Board of Trustees District 1 race. Candidate David "D" Thompson has received thousands of dollars in campaign support from some unsettling, anti-teacher sources. This support comes from organizations and individuals that both support and own corporate charter school chains, and that are actively fighting things like due process for teachers.
Published in the San Antonio Express-News, August 8, 2014
"I had been at the school for two years. My fellow teachers and co-workers knew me as a caring, honest and good teacher. They decided to put pressure on the principal so I wouldn't have to transfer. I was overwhelmed to learn that many of the established teachers in the school talked to our local teachers union and individually to the principal, causing him to let the issue go. I felt a huge amount of relief and gratitude..."