It’s no secret that relations between labor and the Democratic Party have soured since last year.
There was the struggle to unionize the Denver’s Hyatt Regency, the no-strike agreements convention planners had asked labor groups to sign, and then the Governor’s veto of a bill that would have made it easier for unions to organize.
But despite the problems, one of the state’s most influential unions is giving its blessing for the Democratic National Convention in 2008, just in time for Howard Dean’s visit. In a press statement released today, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 105 president Mitch Ackerman spoke in favor of the convention and lauded Gov. Ritter for signing a whistleblower protection bill for health care workers:
“To this end, we welcome the Democratic National Convention as an opportunity for Colorado to start walking the walk by taking action now on the issues that Colorado’s working families care about