SacBee: All the 2020 candidates who qualified for the next Democratic presidential debate have vowed to bow out of the event because they don’t want to cross a picket line to get there.
Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer announced on Friday that they would pull out of the Dec. 19 Democratic debate in Los Angeles if a local labor union dispute can’t get resolved.
The Democratic National Committee decided last month that it would move the debate from UCLA to Loyola Marymount University following a conflict between UCLA and AFSCME Local 3299.
Now, however, the DNC finds itself in the crosshairs of another dispute. UNITE HERE Local 11, which represents 150 workers who prepare and serve meals for Loyola Marymount students, said it would boycott the next presidential debate after negotiations broke down with Sodexo, the university’s food services subcontractor. read more