The family members that run one of Colorado’s most powerful labor unions are being forced out of power, but not before they receive parting gifts paid for with union dues. Ernie Duran, Jr., the longtime president of UFCW Local 7, will receive his union-issued vehicle, a 2007 Ford F350 pickup, as a retirement gift, 9News reports.
Duran’s daughter, Crisanta, who was expected to lose her job as the union’s associate counsel in January, stepped down Tuesday to run for election in Colorado House District 5. She received the union’s endorsement. Another Democrat in the race, Dr. Mark Thrun, said he did not have a chance to ask for the union’s support.