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Kamala Harris Talks Unions at South Carolina Town Hall

At the MSNBC Townhall, an IBEW member asked Harris about her commitment to organized labor

Kris LaGrange's picture
May 31, 2019

On Tuesday California Senator Kamala Harris sat down with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell who was hosting a town hall from Spartanburg South Carolina, a state with only 55,000 union members and the lowest union density in the country. At the town hall, Harris took pre-screened questions from audience members. One question was asked by Edgar Brown, a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 379.

Brown mentioned that South Carolina’s former Governor Nikki Haley was extremely anti-union and how Haley openly bragged about this as a way to attract new business to the state. He went on to bluntly ask Harris about her opinion of unions and what she would do as President to strengthen them. Check out her response below.

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