The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union will host a 2020 presidential candidate forum in Des Moines October 13, along with one in the Detroit area on September 29.
Confirmed presidential candidates for either event include Senator Michael Bennet, Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Cory Booker, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren.
The UFCW represents 1.3 million members nationwide.
“Hard-working Americans deserve an economy that creates good jobs now, and in the years ahead. Every candidate who wants to be President of the United States has a responsibility to share their vision and ideas, and how they will address major threats to the future of work, like automation and the companies that are pushing this vision, like Amazon,” UFCW International President Marc Perrone said in a news release. “Our 1.3 million members and their families will play a major role in the 2020 election, and as we have heard from our members, they want to know exactly where these presidential candidates stand on the issues that matter to them and their families.”
The forums will give the presidential candidates to address critical issues, such as the 36 million American jobs that are threatened by automation, according to the release.
Candidates present will answer questions from UFCW members in attendance and via video.
by Paige Godden