Unions Stand By Filthy Filner, 'Have a lot Invested in Him'

Unions Stand By Filthy Filner, 'Have a lot Invested in Him'

As the number of women accusing San Diego Mayor Filner of harassment/inappropriate behavior grows almost daily, one group is standing behind their man: the Union.

Filner was swept into office last year largely thanks to efforts by the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, which contributed more than $2 million as well as shoe leather, phone banks and related efforts to get the city’s first Democratic mayor in two decades into office.

Lorena Gonzalez, former head of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council and current Assemblywoman has come out against Filner and called for him to resign.  

Nevertheless, Tom Lemmon, head of the San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council said he believes in “due process” and explained “It’s an awkward situation, but we have a lot invested in him.”

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