Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Local News - Early Returns Turns out the Pittsburgh Building and Construction Trades Council quietly endorsed the mayor in mid-December, according to its Business Manager Richard Stanizzo. Why didn't they announce it back then? 'We left that up to [Mr. Ravenstahl], to use when he wanted to do it,' he said.Often I rant against those who do too little too late. Often nothing gets done. Generally, doing nothing is a bad option.
However, doing something that is worse than nothing is easy to do too. Here comes a low-blow from a union that needs to be understood by everyone.
The Pittsburgh Building and Construction Trades Council picked a candidate for its endorsement before a race even began.
This isn't a new practice among unions in Pittsburgh. However, it is a brazen example of a union that made the choice to not even think at all. And this union has no respect for democracy.