I was having a discussion with a good friend the other day with regards to Union endorsements and resolutions with regards to US Elections and controversial issues that do not directly affect our work environment or our livelihoods.
He pointed me to the following text that describes the democratic process that the Fraternal Order of Police use:
“The Fraternal Order of Police has a strict process for making a presidential endorsement. It first sends each candidate a lengthy questionnaire; after the candidates complete and return their questionnaires, the union distributes the answers to its membership. Finally, in September, the state chapters vote, and if a candidate receives majority support in two-thirds of the states, he or she wins the union’s endorsement.”
I’m interested in your thoughts on this issue.
First Name: Vern
Last Name: Davidson
Union/Local: Cape Girardeau Area Local 4088
Office held if any: Member