As reported in the Denver Post, this is the kind of story that Big Labor would rather sweep under the rug. A union attorney exposed for his racist, vulgar email messages sent to Ryan Frazier, a leading supporter of Amendment 47, and also (apparently) for practicing law in Colorado without a license. It wasn’t like the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) had much choice but to get rid of DeAngelo Starnes – otherwise a natural ideological fit.
It is not insignificant to note that UFCW has spent nearly $5 million on state issue campaigns this year – mostly to fight Amendment 47 (Right-to-Work) but also to spread lies about Amendment 49 (Ethical Standards) and Amendment 54 (Government Contracting Reform). Only the National Education Association has spent nearly as much money fighting these pro-worker and good government initiatives.
For snide commentary on Mr. Starnes’ ignominious showing in today’s Post, read the Drunkablog.