San Jose Councilman Pete Constant made news last week when he resigned from the SJPOA after they challenged his membership. The two had been at odds since Constant took a support position on Measure B, the city’s landmark pension reform.
Earlier in the week, Constant had been notified that he would called before a hearing of the Police Officers’ Association board where his continued membership in the union would be discussed and he could possibly be expelled. Constant, says that he was being punished for positions he took both publicly and privately, while the union was willing to support candidates who privately opposed Measure B while publicly supported it.
In the opinion of Constant, that was hypocrisy. However, union officials pointed out that the candidates they chose to support who were publicly in favor of Measure B were not members of the union, meaning different rules apply.
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