Thursday, April 18, 2019
Labor Leaders Say 2020 Dems Lack Union Message: Union leaders say the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders' focus on issues like the Green New Deal and "Medicare for all" risks disenchanting working class voters, the Associated Press reports. "They've got to pay attention to kitchen table economics," said Ted Pappageorge, president of the Las Vegas Culinary Union, which represents 60,000 hotel and casino workers. "We don't quite see that." Ken Broadbent, business manager of the Pittsburgh-based Steamfitters Local 449, also said: "Jobs is where we've got to keep things focused."