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Democrats threaten mass boycott of debate over labor dispute

Posted at 3:52 PM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 15:52:51-05

All the Democratic presidential candidates slated to participate in next week's debate are threatening 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 form picket lines as the school hosts Thursday’s sixth Democratic debate of the cycle.

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders responded by saying they wouldn’t participate if that meant crossing it. Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Tom Steyer and Andrew Yang followed suit.

The Democratic National Committee says it's looking into the issue.