Boycotting the Democratic Debate

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IMHO, if the Dems don't start to stand fast behind Labor again (and not just with lip service), they don't have a snowball's chance of remaining in power in the House, gaining seats in the Senate, or winning the White House back.

 

Democrats Paid a Huge Price for Letting Unions Die.


The GOP understands how important labor unions are to the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party, has not.


Between 1978 and 2017, the union membership rate in the United States fell by more than half — from 26 to 10.7 percent and this would explain why the Midwest is turning red (and thus, why Donald Trump is president).


AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka warned Democrats behind closed doors before the July presidential primary debates:“You can’t offer campaign rhetoric or count on workers’ votes simply because you have a ‘D’ next to your name."


The Democratic Party has remained poor on labor while many unions remain close to the Democratic establishment.
In 2016, for example, some rank-and-file workers grumbled when their unions’ leadership endorsed Hillary Clinton in the primary over the more labor-friendly Bernie Sanders.


With the labor movement stirring—nearly half a million workers participated in strikes last year, and union support is the highest it’s been in 15 years—the question now is, Will it be enough to finally get an organizer-in-chief?


http://inthesetimes.com/article/22039/labor-union-endorsement-joe-biden-bernie-sanders-AFL-CIO-UNITE...

 

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IMHO, if the Dems don't start to stand fast behind Labor again (and not just with lip service), they don't have a snowball's chance of remaining in power in the House, gaining seats in the Senate, or winning the White House back.


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The next Democratic Debate will be held at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles which is currently facing a union boycott against its food service provider Sodexo.


Sen. Bernie Sanders recognized the conflict at Loyola Marymount, tweeting Friday that he would not cross the Unite Here Local 11 picket line organized against Sodexo.

 

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren soon tweeted that she also wouldn't cross the union's picket line "even if it means missing the debate."


Andrew Yang, the underdog tech entrepreneur who was the last candidate to make the stage, said the same.


Then former Vice President Joe Biden joined in.


Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, who didn't make this Democratic debate, then called on the remaining candidates to drop as well.

 

https://theweek.com/speedreads/884218/biden-sanders-warren-yang-boycott-democratic-debate-over-union...

 

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