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Union attacks Pelto

David Pickus, president of SEIU 1199NE, testified at a hearing in April. (File photo by High McQuaid)
David Pickus, president of SEIU 1199NE, testified at a hearing in April.
(File photo by High McQuaid)

HARTFORD, Conn. – A labor ally of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy went on the offensive Friday against Jonathan Pelto, a former Democratic lawmaker who is considering making a third-party challenge for the governor’s office.

So far Malloy’s campaign and the state Democratic Party have had no comment on Pelto, a vocal Malloy critic who is exploring a run for governor under his newly formed Education and Democracy Party.

But SEIU 1199NE President David Pickus weighed in on Pelto’s record Friday morning with a press release accusing him of siding with former Republican Gov. John Rowland during a 2001 labor dispute. Pelto did consultant work on behalf of the Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities, a nursing home association.

The union charges that Pelto “devised strategies to portray workers as undeserving and greedy.”

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  1. John Hamlin

    If the SEIU 199NE president attacks him, that’s probably one of the best endorsements he could get. Clearly a third party run that would try to loosen the grip of public employee unions on the state government would be welcome.

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