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Elizabeth Warren campaign staff votes to unionize

Elizabeth Warren campaign staff votes to unionize

Warren could find herself in a cash squeeze later this year unless she can ramp up her anemic fundraising.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=rbH0RU4GcVo

Elizabeth Warren has been getting a lot of good press lately as she rolls out a series of dramatic proposals to fundamentally change the society she views as rigged.

These proposals, far grander than anything even Obama proposed, get her into the news cycles, but it’s not clear that it’s caused more than a minor bounce in her popularity.

Despite headlines proclaiming Warren is gaining ground, staging a comeback, persisting, and breaking through, her poll numbers still are single digits and just a hair higher than Kamala Harris and not much higher than Mayor Pete.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2020/president/us/2020_democratic_presidential_nomination-6730.html

Warren has challenges beyond polling. As mentioned the other day, she just can’t seem to escape her attempt to rig her career by falsely claiming to be Native American for employment purposes.

And now there’s another challenge, Warren’s campaign workers have voted to unionize. CNBC reports:

A majority of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 campaign staff has said it wants union representation.

Nonmanagement campaign employees authorized the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2320 to represent them in negotiations with campaign leadership, according to Steven Soule, the local’s business manager.

“We look to move to the table to come to a bargaining agreement that provides pay and benefits and working conditions that are the best in the nation,” Soule said….

If the effort is recognized, Warren’s campaign could be the third presidential campaign in history to unionize. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign employees became the first to secure a union contract when they did so last month.

Also last month, Democratic contender Julian Castro’s staff of several dozen unanimously joined the Campaign Workers Guild.

According to the union, the Warren campaign has agreed:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign has agreed to let its staff unionize, according to a New Hampshire branch of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers….

“We began the process about two months ago to engage with them and to encourage them to become members,” Steve Soule, business manager for IBEW Local 2320, based in Manchester, N.H., told the Washington Examiner. “Once we had a simple majority [signed up], we approached the Warren campaign and received recognition.” …

The Warren campaign did not immediately confirm that IBEW Local 2320 would represent its staff. A campaign spokesperson could not be reached for comment.

It would have been politically untenable for Warren’s campaign to fight unionization of its campaign staff. But unlike Bernie, who has a fundraising juggernaut, Warren has struggled in fundraising.

As of last quarter, she was burning through all the cash she could raise, and had to fall back on a $10 million transfer from her Senate campaign account to create a reserve for the primaries.

Warren’s campaign strategy was to hire aggressively and build a large campaign staff earlier than anyone else. It’s paying off in terms of her ability to generate publicity, but if she can’t ramp up fundraising and she has to pay union wages to staff, Warren may be caught in a cash squeeze.

That $10 million Senate account infusion could dissipate pretty quickly just as the primaries and caucuses approach early next year.

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Comments

I’m feeling me some schadenfreude! Back at you! Couldn’t happen to a nicer leftist. Use their own rules against them.

I’m thinking her staff just isn’t committed to this the way she is. Way to inspire, Chief.

PrincetonAl | June 4, 2019 at 9:18 pm

Ha ha ha.

legacyrepublican | June 4, 2019 at 10:26 pm

Speaking of campaigns that worked, I wonder if this will soon be Warren’s campaign song …

Look for the union label, when you are voting …

It could also be her swan song the way things are going too.

Halcyon Daze | June 4, 2019 at 10:32 pm

Liawatha deserves that.

Hubris comes in a variety of packages. To Lieawatha’s credit, it will probably be cost effective to pay union scale and be done with the creepers when her campaign finally fails and the “staff” can get back on the blue buses.

Union vs Socialism? One in the same.

What a horrible woman all around. It’s hard to watch any of the videos of her pandering away for more than a few seconds. Did you see her in the Pride Month Twitter video sashaying around like an non-Indian idiot?

Her husband must be a complete pussy for not setting her straight with some truth.

The IBEW? A grim fate, though not inappropriate. Though I’d have rather seen the campaign wiped out in an Indian massacre. Think Jamestown, Colony of Virginia, 1622.

She is an angry aging hag. She is shrill, though not as shrill as Hillary, but still shrill. She is a liar who appropriated a heritage for her own gain, and despite claims to the contrary, her gig at Harvard would not have happened had she not claimed to be Native American and therefore checked the “diversity” box for the University. Of course they can’t admit it, she won’t admit it, in part due to her narcissism, in part because she thinks she is elite and deserves more than the peons have given her so far.

I’m puzzled as to what the electrical union has to do with campaign organizing. And they are not cheap seats workers, so if they demand electrician wages, even apprentice wages, she will be broke in no time. What happens to her “workers” after they join and her campaign collapses? Do they get to work as electrician helpers? Do they just fall under the bus of not having enough time in so can be dismissed without cause? Or is this some other category they will have for them, which doesn’t seem to match their skill set in any way. Is it they set up microphones? I doubt they do that. The majority of the work they do is on phones and stuffing mail. Does their wage negotiation bring them to the electrician helper level, and if so does that have those who work as electricians and helpers in that trade getting angry for far less skilled workers getting the same as them?

Trouble ahead, trouble behind, Liawatha be in heep deep waters without a paddle.

    amatuerwrangler in reply to oldgoat36. | June 5, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Wait! The BROTHERHOOD of Electrical Workers? Really? Or might it be the Brotherhood of Electoral Workers… This could be fun.

    How will it go when the contract includes employer paid health benefits and a matching IRA? I am enjoying the image of the contract negotiations becoming deadlocked and extending beyond the actual campaign and Warren coming out on the short end of a binding arbitration leaving her to give back pay at union rate.

Grrr8 American | June 5, 2019 at 7:06 am

Staff to Fauxcahontas:

“We want pow-wow. Want more wampum. If you no give us more wampum, we set up giant teepee outside your reservation, wear headless say ‘strike.’ You may be Chief but look like Paleface; we saw your video where you drank firewater in kitchen video. We want pay treaty.”

Little Fauxahontas is toast,only she isn’t aware of it,shame for a supposedly educated woman,well Bye Liz.

GeorgeCrosley | June 5, 2019 at 8:34 am

I strain to understand how anyone could find Elizabeth Warren impressive.

When the grocery workers at the Stop and Shop grocery chain went on strike, Warren showed up with donuts for the striking workers. Their union wages might have been more in line with what non-management campaign workers get paid than the IBEW members. I’m guessing Liz has run afoul of the IBEW somewhere along the line, and they’re out to make her live up to her words.

When the grocery workers at the Stop and Shop grocery chain went on strike, Warren showed up with donuts for the striking workers. Their union wages might have been more in line with what non-management campaign workers get paid than the IBEW members. I’m guessing Liz has run afoul of the IBEW somewhere along the line, and they’re out to make her live up to her words.

“….. Warren’s campaign strategy was to hire aggressively and build a large campaign staff earlier than anyone else. It’s paying off in terms of her ability to generate publicity, but if she can’t ramp up fundraising and she has to pay union wages to staff, Warren may be caught in a cash squeeze……”

Wonder if Mr. Union Label Joe Biden made a couple calls?!

judgeroybean | June 5, 2019 at 12:21 pm

She could always out source to China Or India

She’s corrupt and disgusting, any way anyone cuts it.

Democrat voters should unionize and ask for higher pay for faking ballots and keeping extra votes in their car trunks.

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