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Labor Council Statement on Situation Regarding Mayor Filner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Thursday, July 18, 2013

SAN DIEGO - San Diego Labor Council Secretary-Treasurer Richard Barrera made the following statement on the situation regarding Mayor Filner:

"The allegations against Mayor Filner are incredibly serious and, if true, demonstrate a pattern of behavior that is completely unacceptable in any workplace.

"Ultimately, these issues can only be resolved through the appropriate administrative and legal processes. However, the workers in San Diego have built a movement to raise their voices and make their issues heard, and that pro-worker agenda will continue regardless of the outcome of those processes."



The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO includes 135 affiliated labor groups in the region with a membership of more than 200,000 working families. Founded in 1891, the Labor Council advocates for more jobs, better jobs and better lives for all of San Diego’s workers – union and non-union.