FROM Mary Melton
One Month Left until Election Day in Los Angeles Labor unions are taking center stage in the race for Mayor of Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Times has obtained recordings of candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti making appeals to the SEIU, the Service Employees International Union, which represents a majority of the civilian employees at City Hall. Other principal candidates in the mayoral race include: Jan Perry Kevin James Emanuel Pleitez Almost-rans include: Zev Yaroslavsky Rick Caruso Austin Beutner You can find our interviews with candidates for mayor at KCRW.com/RaceforMayor .
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