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Labor Day Parade question

I understand the symbiosis between local labor unions and local city government. The politicians who get elected and unions are quite close.
The politicians who do not get elected are the ones shunned by labor.

So here's the question: Is it inappropriate for political signs (ie: anti candidate signs) to be plastered all over the city owned vehicles in the parade?

Seems like those vehicles belong to the citizens, even though the politicians belong to the unions and are essentially owned by them.

created by justread on Sep 06, 2016 at 07:24:37 am     Local-Politics     Comments: 6

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Totally inappropriate - but it won't end in Toledo. I've seen it most every election cycle.
Of course, if the signs plastered on the taxpayer owned vehicles were for a candidate the unions didn't like, the howling would be deafening.

posted by Foodie on Sep 06, 2016 at 08:47:04 am     #  

I would think so. Is it any different than the situation where Sylvania Schools employees getting their hands slapped for using school time and email accounts to push for the levy s couple years ago?

posted by JoeyGee on Sep 06, 2016 at 08:48:09 am     #  

Definitely inappropriate.

posted by foodie88 on Sep 06, 2016 at 08:53:13 am     #  

Perhaps plastering political signs on city vehicles is just an outward symbol of all the inappropriate things that start to occur behind the scenes when the city council and mayor are labor representatives first and community representatives a distant second.

Labor sets the priorities. Labor sets the price. Labor can pay all those levys in November.
Citizens without representation would be fools to.

posted by justread on Sep 06, 2016 at 11:40:19 am     #  

God only knows what goes on behind closed doors.

Inappropriate posting of political signs on city vehicles, we gripe about it , but look the other way and it's a slippery slope from there .

posted by foodie88 on Sep 06, 2016 at 12:28:50 pm     #  

God wasn't allowed in the meeting. He's management.

posted by justread on Sep 06, 2016 at 12:51:47 pm     #   6 people liked this