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Top 2020 Candidates Threaten To Skip Upcoming Democratic Debate Amid Labor Dispute


Added 12-13-19 03:06:03pm EST - “Three of the top Democratic candidates say they won't attend next week's debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles unless a subcontractor negotiates with striking culinary workers.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Top 2020 Candidates Threaten To Skip Upcoming Democratic Debate Amid Labor Dispute”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

In this Nov. 20, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) John Bazemore/AP hide caption

In this Nov. 20, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Amid a labor dispute at the site of next week's presidential primary debate, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang are siding with unions and threatening not to participate in the party's next presidential debate.

Candidates are scheduled to meet for the Democratic presidential debate on the Loyola Marymount University campus in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 19.

Workers represented by UNITE HERE Local 11 have been picketing since November. Union representatives say that Sodexo, the subcontractor that employs the workers, abruptly canceled scheduled negotiations. Workers are set to picket Thursday outside the debate venue.

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