Connect with us


Sanders,Warren, and Others May Boycott Dem Debate Due to Food Service Workers’ Union Protest

The DNC had already relocated the debate once on account of a similar dispute.

As the Democrats continue their march toward the 2020 primaries, the sheer number of candidates vying for the nomination has manifested quite the headache for the DNC and the party as a whole.

This is readily apparent when it comes to the contentious qualification guidelines implemented for the public Democratic debates, with a number of low-polling candidates writhing at the idea that they would be shut out of the process.  Famously, long-shot hopefuls such as Andrew Yang have spoken out and threatened action against what they perceive as exclusionary tactics, with Yang railing specifically against the minuscule amount of speaking time that he has been granted during previous debates.

Now, an ongoing labor dispute at the site of an upcoming debate could see several of the field’s frontrunners boycotting the event as a whole.

Trending: DESPICABLE: Epstein Filmed ‘Powerful’ People Fornicating with Child Sex Slaves

Unite Here Local 11 represents 150 cooks, dishwashers, cashiers and servers employed by Sodexo, which is subcontracted by the university to prepare and serve meals for students and university employees.

take our poll - story continues below

Should the Government be Mandating Masks?

  • Should the Government be Mandating Masks?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Liberty Hub updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Susan Minato, co-president of Unite Here Local 11, said the union has been in negotiations with Sodexo over a contract since March, but that talks broke down on Friday. Picketing began in November.

“We had hoped that workers would have a contract with wages and affordable health insurance before the debate next week,” she said in a statement. “Instead, workers will be picketing when the candidates come to campus.”

The list of possible non-participants is certainly significant.

Even the aforementioned Yang got in on the action.

Oddly enough, Loyola was the second choice for the DNC, after a similar labor dispute caused them to move the event from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Save conservative media!

Become an insider!

Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.

You Might Like

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

You Might Like

John Kasich Makes Pedantic Claim About Enthusiasm Among Trump Supporters


Steele Dossier Author Admitted to FBI That Hillary Clinton was Aware of His Work


GOP Sounds The Alarm on Fundraising Shortfalls with 17 Weeks to Election


Authorities Utilizing Desperate Tactics to Keep Ghislaine Maxwell Safe from ‘Assassins’