Labor unions are finding out that their campaign support for Jay Inslee in 2012 is being trumped by their sometime-allies in the environmental community, who invested even more to elect Inslee, and are pushing for payoffs at the expense of workers and the state’s economy.
The latest example of the green push is in the area of water quality, which as the Seattle Times notes “would be a direct hit on the economy.”
The Times rightly asks Inslee not to go too extreme in his environmental standards. Private sector unions, like the Machinists, were even blunter in a press conference expressing concern about Inslee’s possible for favoritism the greens and as the Times pointed out “Unions can talk to the Democratic governor in a way business cannot. They are right to utter words like ‘unreasonable,’ ‘unattainable,’ ‘extreme,’ ‘ridiculous’ and ‘misguided.’”
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