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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:50 PM

 

Unions crank it up for Biden launch

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His political operation is still taking shape. There are concerns about whether he’ll be able to raise enough money to compete. He hasn’t run his own campaign in over a decade.

What Joe Biden does have, however, are strong ties to organized labor. And on the eve of his expected entry into a primary where 19 other Democrats have a head start, the former vice president is counting on his longtime union allies for a show of force.

It’s a powerful reminder that whatever hurdles lie ahead for Biden on the campaign trail, he enters the race with a reservoir of goodwill from a key Democratic constituency. But it also emphasizes the traditional nature of his candidacy in a diverse and crowded primary where that might not be an asset.

After announcing his 2020 bid in a video to be released Thursday, Biden is expected to formally kick off his campaign with a Monday rally at a Pittsburgh union hall. United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard said Biden can count on steelworkers to turn out on Monday, including many “wearing their USW gear.” The same holds true for the International Association of Fire Fighters, according to an IAFF spokesman.
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brooklynite Apr 2019 OP
MineralMan Apr 2019 #1
Demsrule86 Apr 2019 #2
BlueFlorida Apr 2019 #3
progressoid Apr 2019 #5
BlueFlorida Apr 2019 #6
Omaha Steve Apr 2019 #4
WhiskeyGrinder Apr 2019 #7

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:52 PM

1. Joe Biden is a Friend of Labor.

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:02 PM

2. Yes he is and good and decent man,

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:05 PM

3. The unions will endorse Biden

 

except that one small nurses union.

This will make some people get angry at the "establishment" but this time, it will not have much effect.
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Response to BlueFlorida (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:33 PM

5. one small nurses union?

 

American Federation of Teachers leader Randi Weingarten and other labor leaders of public sector labor union, which tend to be more female lead and racially diverse, have signaled that they intend to stay on the sidelines in the 2020 Presidential election.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has also signaled that he intends to stay neutral in the 2020 Presidental Primary as well.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:17 PM

6. ...

 

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Joe Biden

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:25 PM

4. Could you cross post this in the labor group please?

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:29 PM

7. Union leaders and members are, not the unions themselves. Actual endorsements come

 

later.
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