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Warren, Sanders, Yang pledge to skip next week’s debate over union dispute

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Andrew Yang tweeted on Friday afternoon that they may skip next weeks Democratic presidential debate due to a union dispute involving the debate host Loyola Marymount University and Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company.

Sodexo employeeswho work at the university and are represented by Unite Here Local 11, a union that represents 31,000 hospitality workers in Southern California and Arizonaare reportedly fighting for wage and benefit increases.

Warren was to first tweet that she might skip the debate due to the dispute between Unite Here Local 11 and Sodexo.

The DNC should find a solution that lives up to our partys commitment to fight for working people. I will not cross the unions picket line even if it means missing the debate, Warren wrote.

Roughly a half-hour later, Sanders echoed Warrens sentiments, saying, I stand with the workers fighting Sodexo for a better contract.

Twenty minutes later, Yang signed on to skip the debate due to the dispute.

I wont cross the @UniteHere11 picket line, he wrote.

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