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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:32 PM

36. Bernie has a bone to pick with WaPo

 

in particular because they had the gall to report on the labor dispute going on in his campaign.

Then before anyone could take Bernie aside and talk to him about how his public statements are now bound by labor law, which apparently he didn't know... he made this mistake in reacting to the WaPo story and his scolding of the employees that talked to WaPo:

“It does bother me that people are going outside of the process and going to the media,” he said. “That is really not acceptable. It is really not what labor negotiations are about, and it’s improper.”

Sanders said, ahead of a weekend Iowa campaign swing: “We are disappointed that some individuals have decided to damage the integrity of these efforts. We are involved in negotiations. And some are individuals that have decided to damage the integrity of that process before they were concluded.”


https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/presidential/caucus/2019/07/19/bernie-sanders-campaign-staff-wage-15-hour-union-elizabeth-warren-campaign-wages/1781159001/

I don't know if you've ever been a union member (I am) but employees are afforded many rights under Section Seven of the National Labor Relations Act. Protected concerted activities: “Employees have a statutory right to speak publically about their complaints or concerns with their terms and conditions of employment, including to the press, without employer authorization.”.

Sanders was saying, on the record, that union employees exercizing their rights was "not acceptable," "improper" and would "damage the integrity of that process."

I assume that he was very unhappy to hear that and might have had the urge to retaliate in some way for WaPo for having the gall to not quash a story about the much touted "first unionized POTUS campaign staff ever," which then impelled him to respond with those rather embarssing statements that showed a lack of understanding of labor rights.

However, that's doesn't make WaPo what he says it is.
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