September 21, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco
New York, NY – Surrogates for the Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton presidential campaigns made their best pitch for organized labor’s all-important support this week at a Joseph S. Murphy Institute debate called “Unions, Workers and the Democratic Party.”
With Sanders continuing to draw big crowds and starting to out-poll his chief Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton can no longer be considered the party’s “presumptive nominee.”
That’s good news for rank and file trade unionists tired of the same old, same old from the Democratic Party, and who are now fired up about the Vermont senator’s candidacy and his chances of spearheading an agenda that is truly reflective of the needs of working class families.
At one particularly key point in the Friday morning exchange, moderator Ed Ott referenced a lot of the frustration and dissatisfaction many working men and women are feeling today when he asked about the Democratic Party’s culpability in labor's loss of power over the last 40 years.
Click here to see a video of the entire discussion.