Bill Thompson said his “eight is enough” campaign slogan isn’t just a whack at Michael Bloomberg, but also a campaign promise.
“When I am elected, I believe I should only serve for two terms,” Thompson said at a rally this afternoon on the City Hall steps where he was endorsed by Local 3, a union representing electrical workers who had endorsed Bloomberg four years ago.
The union’s business manager, Christopher Erikson, said Bloomberg “represents the financial interests in this city,” and that “non-union construction has flourished” under the mayor.
“He’s flip-flopped on term limits and been a zero on Ground Zero,” said Erikson. He also acknowledged the mayor has not supported their request for “tax relief for Local 3’s affordable cooperative housing” and “has refused to resolve a long-standing labor dispute” with some of its members.
A campaign aide later told me Thompson does support the tax relief union Local 3 is seeking.