Like Hilda Solis, Judy Chu is a movement progressive through and through. She's one of the most grassroots, community-oriented elected officials in the California Democratic Party. San Gabriel Valley residents will be incredibly well-represented in Congress should she win.
Re: (1), not the case. The legislation only affects agreements entered into prior to passage of the bill. So it should logically have zero effect on the willingness of mortgage brokers to enter into future agreements.
See David Waldman's excellent coverage of the bill:
Not true - there was a vote by Local 399 members and Local 250 members to approve the merger that formed UHW. You're making unsubstantiated allegations here. Do you have any examples of this 'squashing any type of internal democratic debate'? If not then this is meaningless slander.
If you don't understand it, then why do you feel so entitled to dismiss it? Because it's an 'internal squabble'? You're in the labor movement, so tell me this: is the Teamsters for a Democratic Union just 'one-half of one percent of the progressive element of our economy,' not worth paying attention to? Would you have felt the same way when the the CIO purged its socialist elements in the '50s to make itself more amenable to the AFL and the federal government?
Please. I'm not sure who this "we" is you refer to, but don't presume to speak for everyone who works in the labor movement.
Maybe one of the reasons unions aren't flocking to Clinton is because of supporters who use phrases like "union bosses," "people without any character" and "if unions think that they are not dying fast enough."
Would you say the same about AFSCME and the UFW, both of which have endorsed Clinton?