If you want my vote, don't cross picket lines

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The Wednesday Journal printed a letter of mine in the March 8 Viewpoints. In it I wrote that I had asked a question at the forum put on by the League of Women Voters: Which candidates for village clerk had their material printed at a union print shop? Four of the five replied "I don't know."

Near the end of my letter, I wrote that, for the moment, Elia Gallegos had my support for clerk. Well, on Thursday, I got a call from a former village hall worker who told me that when their union had a picket line outside village hall, Ms. Gallegos crossed the picket line to work. I had walked that picket line to show support for the village hall workers.

When I was very young, my mom took me to shop at a store in Washington, D.C. As we approached, there were people walking outside the store with signs saying, "ON STRIKE!" I started to enter and my mom said, "We do not cross a picket line."

I'm dropping my support for Ms. Gallegos because I will not knowingly support a scab for any elected office. Gotta figure who to support now.

Tom Broderick

Co-chair, Greater Oak Park
Democratic Socialists of America

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