Dem Debate Will Continue After Union Rep Steps in to Broker Deal

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December 17, 2019 - 7:07 am
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The Democratic National Committee has announced that the Democrats' next primary debate will proceed as planned this Thursday.

All seven of the candidates who qualified for the debate had threatened to boycott the forum over a labor dispute.

A union representing workers on Loyola Marymount University's campus threatened to continue picketing over their failure to reach a collective bargaining agreement with food service company Sodexo.

DNC Chairman Tom Perez personally stepped in to help broker a deal. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, environmental activist Tom Steyer and businessman Andrew Yang have all qualified to appear at Thursday night's debate.