The Great Labor Debate on Bernie Sanders

Sanders_CircleWe’re take you inside organized labor’s debate over how to approach the Democratic primary – do you back the socialist who’s already on your side, or the frontrunner who might seek vengeance if she wins without your help? And should you be betting your chips on elections at all?


  • Juan Gonzalez, reporter for The Daily News, and co-host of Democracy Now!
  • Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers – the first major national union to declare for Hillary Clinton.


  • Larry Cohen, recently-retired president of the Communication Workers of America, now volunteering full-time on the Sanders for President campaign
  • Edward Ott (moderator), former executive director of the New York City Central Labor Council.This forum took place September 18, 2015 — it was produced by, and broadcast with the permission of, City University of New York’s Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies.

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