To the Editor:
I was disappointed to learn that my union, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, was supporting the Democrat candidates for freeholder. I was even more disappointed to learn that this occurred without a vote of the local membership or even its executive board.
Over the past week, I have heard from many current and former employees who are upset. Some want to start a petition. Some want to opt-out of the union.
All have shared that they support Gerald Thornton. This endorsement certainly does not reflect the majority opinion of people who have worked with Thornton.
I have worked for the county for more than 20 years, and Thornton has always treated us well, stood beside us and fought for us when we needed it. He does not deserve this from the employees he has always treated with fairness and respect.
I respect him for all the work he has done for this county and our residents. I, together with many other current and former employees, encourage you to re-elect Thornton.