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Why Labor Union Leaders Should Run for Office and How We Can Help 


Last year, I ran for San Francisco District Supervisor in a crowded field of nine candidates and lost by 132 votes out of 35,351 votes cast. I would be less than truthful if I told you I wasn't disappointed. But my campaign experience also opened my eyes to new possibilities for organized labor to take a more active role in our democracy.Here’s why more labor union leaders should run for office.1)     Put a face on organized labor. As a 35-year member of theInternational Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the former seven-term elected Business Manager of IATSE Local 16, my roots in labor run deep. I have been a member of the San Francisco Labor Council executive board since 1994 and am involved with various labor organizations...