Democratic presidential candidates participating in the AFSCME forum responded in real time as news developed of the deadly mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg condemned President Trump for allowing white nationalism and gun violence to flourish under his watch.
Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and others in the 2020 field promised public-sector employees they would make it easier to bargain collectively.
The Washington state governor promised to make sure clean energy jobs are “good-paying union jobs.”
"It’s not just the oil companies ... We have beaten the drug companies, we have beaten the tobacco companies," Steyer said at a forum for Democratic candidates.
The 2020 Democratic candidate has made controversial comments on physical and mental health care.
Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson tells the AFSCME forum she believes vaccines work, but says she is suspicious of big pharma. She also tells HuffPost’s Amanda Terkel that it’s “absolutely not true” that the measles outbreaks occurred only after people opted out of getting vaccinated.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) tells the AFSCME forum he’d make public education a priority when asked about his past support of controversial charter schools.
"Public service workers in state government protect kids, care for veterans, keep us safe and more," AFSCME Council 31 Executive
"If protesting solved problems, Illinois wouldn't have any problems."