As McDonald’s shareholders conduct their annual meeting on Thursday, many of the fast-food chain’s workers are going out on strike. The action comes days after Fight for $15 and a Union announced a new round of sexual-harassment charges and lawsuits against McDonald’s. In a press release, the campaign said the strikes also mark the launch of Fight for $15 2020, “a worker-led effort to push candidates to embrace unions as the best way to tackle inequality and fight racism.” The Fight for $15 campaign is not a union, but it demands one for low-wage workers, and it is supported by the Service Employees International Union. Its strategy for 2020 in some ways mirrors the endorsement processes rolled out by the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association. The campaign says it will hold town halls in early primary states and host “walk-a-days,” where candidates will “will experience a day in the life” of … [Read more...] about McDonald’s Workers Are Striking, and 2020 Candidates Are Paying Attention
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A RealClearPolitics (RCP) average of California polls similarly shows Sanders with a 17 point lead over Warren. Biden falls to third at 13 percent in the RCP average of the state. The former vice president has, however, been endorsed by California Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinEncryption helps America work safely – and that goes for Congress, too Democratic lawmakers demand government stop deporting unaccompanied children DOJ probing stock transactions made by lawmakers ahead of coronavirus crisis: report MORE (D). California’s other Democratic senator, Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisDemocratic senators call on domestic airlines to issue cash refunds for travelers Biden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much Biden tops Trump by 9 points in Fox News poll MORE, has yet to endorse a candidate since ending her own presidential campaign. … [Read more...] about Democratic candidates gear up for a dramatic Super Tuesday
A spokesman, Rick Gorka, said the GOP remains “committed to planning a safe and successful 2020 Republican National Convention” in consultation with federal, state and local healthcare experts. “As we have done throughout our planning, we will ensure the convention prioritizes the health and safety of delegates, media, guests and community members,” Gorka said. … [Read more...] about Has Joe Biden wrapped up the Democratic presidential contest? Will the November election be canceled?
The most competitive Senate races remain unchanged from late last year — there haven’t been any significant developments in Colorado or Maine, for example, that have dislodged them from their too-close-to-call status. Instead, the biggest Senate news of the last couple months came in the longer-shot Democratic pick-up opportunity of Montana, where Gov. Steve Bullock’s entry has shaken up the race. Bullock was considered to be the only Democrat who could put this red state in play, and his announcement caused nonpartisan handicappers to move the race from “Solid Republican” to “Lean Republican.” … [Read more...] about Pandemic-Scarred 2020 Congressional Landscape Leaning Democratic
To be sure, plenty of Democrats don’t care whether or not Biden is fit for the presidency; they support him because the polls have suggested that he is the best candidate to defeat Donald Trump. Hence media figure Alex Wagner wrote recently, “Stay Alive, Joe Biden.” That was all she asked of him; she conceded, “It’s as if Biden exists primarily as an idea, rather than an actual candidate.” And the idea for Trump-haters, of course, is Win in November. … [Read more...] about Pinkerton: What Democrats Worried About Biden Can Learn from the 1944 Election