Democrats / Cycling / 2020 Election / onetime

Democrats Threaten to Boycott Next Week's Debate Over Union Dispute

Posted On: Dec 13, 2019   |   Posted By: Time

All the Democratic presidential candidates slated to participate in next week's debate threatened Friday to skip the event if an ongoing labor dispute forces them to cross picket lines on the campus hosting it.
A labor union called UNITE HERE Local 11 says it will picket as Loyola Marymount University hosts Thursday's sixth Democratic debate of the cycle, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders responded by tweeting they wouldn't participate if that meant crossing it. Former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, environmental activist Tom Steyer and businessman Andrew Yang followed suit.
“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,” Warren tweeted.
Sanders tweeted, “I will not be crossing their picket line,” while Biden tweeted: “We've got to stand together with...

Continue reading ...

 






The last Posts from Time



Democratic candidates pour into Iowa for last-minute push

Democratic candidates pour into Iowa for last-minute push

Freed momentarily from the Senate's impeachment trial, several presidential candidates high-tailed it to Iowa on Saturday for campaigning. Read more ...

What's next: Impeachment trial continues Monday with arguments from...

What's next: Impeachment trial continues Monday with arguments from President Trump's legal team

After the presentation of Trump's case, Senators will have an opportunity to submit written questions to both sides. Read more ...

With Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan behind him, can LeBron James catch...

With Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan behind him, can LeBron James catch Kareem on all-time scoring list?

LeBron James' incredible consistency brings up one big question. Can he eventually surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and become the NBA's all-time leading scorer? Read more ...

Senate floor belongs to President Trump's team as defense case in...

Senate floor belongs to President Trump's team as defense case in impeachment trial opens

The floor of the U.S. Senate now belongs to President Donald Trump's lawyers as they push the Republican-led chamber for an acquittal on charges that he abused his power and... Read more ...

Trump Defense Lawyers Begin Their Case For Acquittal On Senate Floor

Trump Defense Lawyers Begin Their Case For Acquittal On Senate Floor

The opening of the defense's case comes after a three-day presentation by House Democrats. Read more ...

Iowa's biggest newspaper just endorsed Elizabeth Warren ahead of the state's...

Iowa's biggest newspaper just endorsed Elizabeth Warren ahead of the state's February 3 caucuses

The Des Moines Register, Iowa's largest and most influential newspaper, unveiled its endorsement of Sen. Elizabeth Warren ahead of the state's caucus on February 3. "She is a... Read more ...

Twitter reacts to Michael Chiesa's victory over Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on...

Twitter reacts to Michael Chiesa's victory over Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN+ 24

Michael Chiesa remained perfect as a welterweight on Saturday when he defeated former champ Rafael dos Anjos in the UFC on ESPN+ 24 co-headliner. After moving up from... Read more ...

Obama called Trump a ‘fascist' in call to Hillary Clinton running mate Tim Kaine

Obama called Trump a ‘fascist' in call to Hillary Clinton running mate Tim Kaine

Barack Obama called President Trump a “fascist” in a 2016 conversation with Hillary Clinton's then-running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, a new docu-series on Clinton reveals. Obama... Read more ...

No. 15 Kentucky pulls out 76-74 OT win at No. 18 Texas Tech

No. 15 Kentucky pulls out 76-74 OT win at No. 18 Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas - Nick Richards scored seven of his 25 points in overtime, including the game-deciding free throws with 10 seconds left, and No. 15 Kentucky beat No. 18 Texas... Read more ...

James passes Bryant on NBA scoring list in Lakers' loss

James passes Bryant on NBA scoring list in Lakers' loss

PHILADELPHIA - With a tribute to Kobe Bryant written on his Nikes, LeBron James moved past the retired Los Angeles great for third place on the NBA's career scoring list... Read more ...