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    Default Teamsters president: Many issues affecting working class 'untouched' in first debate

    I unfortunately did not get to watch either debate. Hoping I can catch them on youtube. I was able to hear parts of the first debate on NPR radio but really hoping I can view both in their entirety.

    The president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on Thursday expressed concern about what he called inattention to issues affecting the working class in the first Democratic presidential debate Wednesday.

    “It was encouraging in the first presidential primary debate to hear candidate after candidate talk about how unions are essential to creating and protecting good jobs and making our economy work for working people,” James P. Hoffa said in a statement Thursday morning following the Miami debate.

    However, he added, “many of the issues that impact working people every day were left untouched. Retired Americans are worried about losing their hard-earned pensions, and those who are working are worried about having a secure retirement.”

    Such people, he added, are “concerned about big corporations trying to make it harder for workers to come together in a union to raise wages and improve jobs. And they’re worried about how our country’s trade policies will affect millions of good American jobs.”
    https://thehill.com/regulation/labor...s-untouched-in

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    Default Re: Teamsters president: Many issues affecting working class 'untouched' in first deb

    I watched both. They did kick liveable wages around. Health care. Nothing about pensions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 222lifer View Post
    I watched both. They did kick liveable wages around. Health care. Nothing about pensions.

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    I think I need to write to Bernie about this. But do they have any control over what questions are asked or is it all the media that is in charge of that?

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    Default Re: Teamsters president: Many issues affecting working class 'untouched' in first deb

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    I think I need to write to Bernie about this. But do they have any control over what questions are asked or is it all the media that is in charge of that?
    The questions were given to them on a specific topic. They have a limited amount of time to respond given to them at the beginning of each round of questions.
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