"Less than fond memories"

The Denver Post is reporting that the Democrats will now postpone their decision on their 2008 national convention -- Denver vs. New York -- until after the new year. Denver's hopes have hit a big snag, not just because Hillary Clinton wants it in NYC, but because of the threat that the local Denver stagehands' union might strike. (Apparently Denver's Pepsi Center, where the convention would be held, is not union-friendly.)

Congressional Quarterly takes the opportunity to remind us of Boston's own troubles when hosting in '04:
Though the party is closely allied with the organized labor movement, Democratic officials have less than fond memories of a labor dispute between Boston officials and the local police union that complicated preparations for the party’s 2004 convention in that city. Union officials did not drop their threat to picket the Democratic convention site until that June, when prospective nominee John Kerry refused to cross a police picket line to attend a Boston meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

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