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Democratic presidential candidates seek union support at workers' forum

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Six Democratic presidential hopefuls declared their support for American workers and a $15 federal minimum wage on Saturday as they seek the backing of labor unions in their battle to become the candidate to take on Republican President Donald Trump next year.

The candidates spoke to an audience of union workers in Las Vegas, decrying low wages and corporate greed, as they woo organized labor, an important voting bloc in the Democratic Party’s presidential nominating battle.

The courtship is also important for America’s unions. They have seen their political influence and membership decline over the past generation. Organized labor hopes that a huge field of 2020 Democratic candidates, now standing at 20, will enable them to make issues such as a federal minimum wage and the right to strike central issues in the campaign.