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Culinary Union Skips Presidential Endorsement After Jeering Medicare 4 All
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Culinary Union Skips Presidential Endorsement After Jeering Medicare 4 All

LAS VEGAS, Nev.—After a week of intense arguments about health care, the 60,000-member Culinary Workers Union, the most politically powerful union in Nevada, decided not to endorse a candidate for President Feb. 13, nine days before the state’s Democratic caucus. “We are going to endorse our goals. We are not going to endorse a presidential…

Bernie Sanders Earns Major Union Endorsements Ahead of Upcoming Primaries
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Bernie Sanders Earns Major Union Endorsements Ahead of Upcoming Primaries

CONCORD, N.H.—Two major unions in the four states with upcoming presidential primaries or caucuses have endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for President. In New Hampshire, SEA/SEIU Local 1984, the state’s second-largest union, announced Jan. 12 it would back the Vermont senator in the Feb. 11 primary, as it did in 2016. In Nevada, the Clark County…

Warren Touts ‘Two-Cents’ Tax for a ‘More Balanced’ Economy
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Warren Touts ‘Two-Cents’ Tax for a ‘More Balanced’ Economy

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was in Brooklyn Tuesday amidst sagging poll numbers and declining donations in an attempt to rally her base before the Iowa Caucus, which is less than a month away.  The caucus takes place on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. and people from the Hawkeye State will elect delegates who support…

‘Bernie’s the Guy We Need,’ Union Supporters Say as 26,000 Pack Queens Park to Cheer Sanders’ Pro-Union, Pro-Worker Agenda
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‘Bernie’s the Guy We Need,’ Union Supporters Say as 26,000 Pack Queens Park to Cheer Sanders’ Pro-Union, Pro-Worker Agenda

Queens, NY – With just 100 days to go before the Iowa Caucus, 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, on Saturday afternoon, moved to solidify his position as the Labor candidate — drawing about 26,000 to Queensbridge Park in Long Island City with a pro-worker agenda that promises to double union membership nationwide during his first…

Sanders to Trade Unionists: Medicare for All Also Offers ‘Stability’ Now Lacking In Existing Healthcare Plans
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Sanders to Trade Unionists: Medicare for All Also Offers ‘Stability’ Now Lacking In Existing Healthcare Plans

New York, NY – This past weekend, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders once again slapped down the notion advanced by some of his Democratic Party rivals on the Right that Medical Care for All will somehow hurt union members who have secured health insurance through collective bargaining. Taking part in AFSCME’s Public Service Forum in Las…

Right-Wing Democrats Are Trying to Use Unions to Undermine Medicare for All
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Right-Wing Democrats Are Trying to Use Unions to Undermine Medicare for All

Brooklyn, NY – This week’s Democratic debates showed that right-wing corporate Democrats are intent on undermining Medicare for All — and they’re more than happy to use organized labor as pawns to do it.  As LP’s Steve Wishnia pointed out, the bloated field of Democratic Party contenders could barely bring themselves to utter the word…

Second Democratic Debate Largely Ignores Labor Issues
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Second Democratic Debate Largely Ignores Labor Issues

DETROIT, Mich.—Labor issues were a minimal part of the agenda at the second night of the Democratic presidential debate here July 31. The two candidates making unequivocally pro-union statements were Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who are both hovering around asterisk levels in the polls. Inslee, who has made…

CNN Works Hard to Frame Labor Issues Out of Latest Democratic Debate
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CNN Works Hard to Frame Labor Issues Out of Latest Democratic Debate

DETROIT, Mich.—James Hoffa didn’t get his wish, but the Democratic presidential debate July 30, dealt with labor issues noticeably more than the first round in June did. The Teamsters Union president had urged the 10 candidates on stage to address the pension crisis.“If multiemployer pension funds fail, it will have a ripple effect throughout the economy,”…

Teamsters Survey Rank And File With An Eye On 2020 Presidential Election
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Teamsters Survey Rank And File With An Eye On 2020 Presidential Election

New York, NY – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is asking members throughout the country to start seriously thinking about the 2020 field of presidential candidates and the issues that matter most to their working lives.  An online survey launched on June 27, at Teamsters2020.com quickly garnered responses from IBT members in 41 states within…

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