Culinary Union says Bernie Sanders would end its health care

Laverne Higgins
February 15, 2020

"Medicare for All eliminates the profiteering of the insurance companies and the drug companies, and it does away with the incredible administrative bureaucracy that now exists when we're administering literally thousands of separate health insurance programs", Sanders said in a previous interview.

Argello-Kline said Thursday that members "want to protect their health care".

The non-endorsement from the union is another example of opponents of Sanders - or of parts of his progressive policy platform - failing to coalesce around a more moderate alternative.

Still, she appeared eager to de-escalate tensions with Sanders' camp.

The flier, obtained by CNN on Tuesday, outlines where the leading 2020 Democratic candidates stand on health care, immigration and "Good Jobs".

The casino workers' Culinary Union, a 60,000-member group made up of housekeepers, porters, bartenders and more who work in Las Vegas' casinos, controls arguably one of the most important voting blocs in Nevada and is expected to play a crucial role in the state's contest later this month. According to the Culinary Union, Sanders' "Medicare For All" plan would end the union's health benefits. Sen. Next to Warren's name, it lists "Medicare For All" and "replace Culinary Healthcare after 3-year transition or at end of collective bargaining agreements".

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The flier, however, says that Former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and businessman Tom Steyer, saying each would "protect Culinary Healthcare".

This is not the first time Sanders has had to condemn bad behavior from those who claim to be his supporters.

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders is accompanied by his wife Jane O’Meara Sanders as he arrives to speak at his New Hampshire primary night rally in Manchester, N.H., U.S., February 11, 2020.

Sanders' campaign responded with a statement defending his plan as guaranteeing comprehensive care.

While Sanders condemned the attacks, calling harassment "unacceptable to me", he is distancing himself from the supporters the Culinary Union addressed in its statement.

The Culinary Union, the most influential union in Nevada politics, has chose to stay out of the state's Democratic presidential caucuses.

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