The California Labor Federation, an ally of Gov. Jerry Brown, has formally blacklisted Brown's former political adviser, Steve Glazer, and pollster Jim Moore, punishing them for their work in two divisive Assembly races last year.
The labor federation recently posted on its website a "California Labor 'Do Not Hire' List," rebuking Glazer (right), Moore and four other consultants for their involvement "in two campaigns in 2012 that directly attacked labor unions and caused damage to the labor movement."
The campaigns were Democrat-versus-Democrat Assembly races that pitted labor against the California Chamber of Commerce, whose influential political action committee Glazer advised. Glazer and the other consultants did work opposing incumbent lawmakers Michael Allen and Betsy Butler or supporting their opponents, Marc Levine and Richard Bloom, respectively. The challengers were successful in both races, in the Santa Rosa and Los Angeles areas.
The "do not hire" list names consultants Glazer, Moore, Dave Metz, Jim Stearns, Jim Crounse and Sean Sullivan. Labor Federation spokesman Steve Smith said the list was published within the past two weeks, after federation officials decided in May to blacklist the consultants.