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2020 Candidates Vow to Boycott Debate in Solidarity With Union Protest

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Published on December 16, 2019 - Duration: 01:17s

2020 Candidates Vow to Boycott Debate in Solidarity With Union Protest

2020 Candidates Vow to Boycott Debate in Solidarity With Union Protest.

All seven of the qualifying Democratic candidates recently announced their decisions to boycott the upcoming debate on Dec.

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The move is being done in support of Unite Here Local 11, a food service workers union, that plans to picket outside the debate’s venue, Loyola Marymount University.

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@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, via Twitter.

I stand with the workers of @UniteHere11 on campus at Loyola Marymount University fighting Sodexo for a better contract.

I will not be crossing their picket line, Bernie Sanders, via Twitter.

Although an agreement has yet to be reached, LMU has reportedly reached out to Sodexo, the food services and facilities management company, to “advance negotiations and solutions” with the union.

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A spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee has said they are looking for an “acceptable solution” that will enable the debate to proceed as scheduled.

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While L.M.U.

Is not a party to the negotiations between Sodexo and Unite Here Local 11, Tom Perez would absolutely not cross a picket line and would never expect our candidates to either, DNC Spokeswoman, via 'NYT'

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