On Wednesday, a slate of Democratic presidential candidates rallied with striking Las Vegas casino workers as they scramble to drum up support from labor groups ahead of the evening’s primary debate and Nevada caucuses. Saturday.
Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa: Cash aid benefits young children living in poverty US officials say Russia has 70% of troop build-up needed for full invasion: reports The ruling class and the Supreme Court MOREformer mayor of South Bend, Ind. Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegUS road deaths rise at record rate 5G debacle shows how poor governance threatens aviation, Buttigieg innovation targets rising road deaths MOREbusinessman Tom SteyerVoting Organization Tom SteyerYouth Launches M Registration Effort in Key Battlegrounds Overnight Energy: ‘Eye of Fire’, Exxon Lobbyist Comments Fuel New Attacks on Oil Industry | Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline | Over 75 companies call on Congress to pass clean electricity standard Celebrities urge Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline MORE and Sense. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSenate panel advances bill targeting Apple, power over Google’s App Store (D-Minn.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSchumer faces simmering war, progressives step up top threats Wyden still undecided on FDA choice, pushes for fast-track drug approval plans (D-Mass.) were all seen protesting with the workers, who are demanding a new contract at the Palms Casino Resort.
Warren swarmed as she arrived with donuts for the Culinary 226 picket line outside The Palms pic.twitter.com/4eMPyu3pd0
—Jonathan Easley (@JonEasley) February 19, 2020
✅ Just hours before Democratic presidential debate candidates show they back workers as they choose ahead @palms this morning.
– The Culinary Union (@Culinary226) February 19, 2020
“Proud to stand with the cooks, servers, bartenders and housekeepers of @Culinary226 as they defend their right to organize,” Buttigieg tweeted after appearing at the protest.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) February 19, 2020
The protest was organized by the powerful Nevada Culinary Workers Union, which wields considerable influence in the silver state. The group raised their eyebrows after clashing with Sen’s supporters. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSchumer faces simmering war and progressives escalate top threats Why the SALT deduction debate matters Labor law failure looms over union vote Amazon MORE (I-Vt.) on its “Medicare for All” plan and then declined to endorse a 2020 nominee.
Democratic White House hopefuls have raced to gain support from working people throughout the campaign, seeking to win over working-class voters who historically vote Democratic but have defected to President TrumpDonald TrumpUN finds North Korea increased missile capabilities: DeSantis report, state AGs pledge to investigate removal of GoFundMe page for Canadian vaccine mandate protest The Class leader and the Supreme Court MORE in 2016.
Nevada’s Saturday caucuses will be the first real test of candidate support among Hispanic voters, who could make up as much as a fifth of the state’s primary electorate.
Polls there show Sanders and Biden are in contention for the top spot, with Warren in third place and Steyer making an effort to step into the top tier.