In this morning's Crain's Insider, UFCW Local 1500's Pat Purcell comes to the defense of Shelly Silver. Here's the item:
The Perils of Insurgency
Insurgent candidate Paul Newell’s claim that Shelly Silver overstated his efforts to keep a local Pathmark open a drew a harsh response from the union representing store workers. “The workers at Pathmark have never met Newell and have no idea who he is,” says Pat Purcell of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500. “Silver was the linchpin in keeping that store open and our members employed. His opponent’s cheap, political shot is disgraceful.” Newell says that he has been working with other community groups.