FailureOn Jan 14, 2016 Shady Lobbying
Because SEIU is at war with a developer, it opposes a multifamily development in Teaneck, New Jersey. Despite SEIU’s opposition, the township council voted to rezone the land clearing the way for the new housing.
The issue had been brewing in the township over the past month, after the council introduced the ordinance. Since then, robo calls have been made and mailers sent to residents’ homes by opponents. Much of the opposition has been backed by the Service Employees International Union, which has long had a dispute with AvalonBay…
Other residents welcomed the zone change; they said their taxes are too high and there needs to be more apartment rental options in Teaneck.
“It’s really hard to afford to live here. What you can do to mitigate that would be appreciated, from my personal perspective,” said resident Charles Whelan.