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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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.
.@UniteHere11 is fighting for better wages and benefits—and I stand with them. The DNC should find a solution that lives up to our party's commitment to fight for working people. I will not cross the union's picket line even if it means missing the debate.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) December 13, 2019
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