On his facebook page, Chad Causey is touting the endorsement of the Arkansas Education Association. This makes the second major Arkansas union, after the AFL-CIO, that has decided to ignore Chad Causey’s opposition to both health care reform and the Employee Free Choice Act and endorse him anyway. And this with a Democrat in the field, David Cook, who supports both positions. The AFL-CIO, of course, supported health care reform and supports EFCA. I couldn’t find the NEA’s position on health care, but they do support EFCA. My question is why are they backing a candidate that is against those issues, and I’m contacting both unions directly to ask:
1) What is the union’s stated reason for endorsing Chad Causey above the other Democrats in the feild?
2) What is the union’s statement on Causey’s opposition to health care reform and EFCA?