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workers and their unions are campaigning against two city council candidates
just two weeks before the election.
of the unions say Larry Sykes and Adam Martinez don't have the interests of
working people at heart.
Sykes has actively tried to sub out the least-paid workers here in the Toledo
Public School system," said Mark Sobczak, of the Teamsters Local 20. "He's
trying to sub out the food service, and again, these are the least paid in the
rally was held in front of the TPS administration building. Larry Sykes is
currently a school board member. He showed up for the TPS board meeting but
declined to comment on the rally.
unions say Martinez, currently a city council member, voted to nullify
collective bargaining agreements.
than force the administration to go back and bargain hard with the unions and
get the deals that they needed to get to move the city forward, they took the
easy road out and they voted to nullify contracts," Sobczak said. "That's
against all the principles we as working people stand for."
is endorsed by the Democratic Party and says he's surprised by the union
members' stance against him.
once did they ever come to me and ask me why I voted that way, so I thought we
had a good relationship and I thought it was a two-way communication," Martinez
said. "For them to do this without at least talking to me and hearing my side of
it is a little disingenuous."