June 17, 2015

California Democrat Is New Scapegoat For Unions Over Trade Vote

Unions have found a new scapegoat to target in Democrat Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) after he voted for Trade Promotion Authority. Union groups in California are already courting a state assemblyman to enter the Democrat primary. In 2014, Costa beat a little-known challenger by less than 1,500 votes.

Rob England, President of the Kern County Central Labor Council, said:

“Costa has voted against labor, he’s voted against the American people and American jobs by voting for TPA and TAA, and we’re strongly trying to recruit other folks into the mix to get someone who is friendly to working people and working
families.”

Rep. Ami Bera (CA-07) must be relieved that the unions’ focus on him has been temporarily shifted elsewhere as the Democrats’ “civil war” over trade appears to have found another target.