If there’s one mayoral candidate the business community is most wary of, it’s Marty Walsh.
As a state representative, he carried a pro-labor agenda on Beacon Hill, and as the former union leader who’s become a serious mayoral hopeful, he has accepted so much money from unions—about a quarter of his $1.3 million war chest – even he is self conscious about it.
“I didn’t think I’d get a question about unions,” he said dryly, during a televised debate the other night. “I haven’t heard about it the whole race.” It’s a stock response to a central question of Walsh’s candidacy, one that doesn’t get old because it never gets answered: How tough can he be on unions, particularly municipal unions, after they tossed several hundred thousand dollars at his campaign? Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.