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USA: Sanders joins thousands of UCLA workers striking for better benefits

United States, Los Angeles
March 21, 2019 at 03:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

Independent Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined the picket lines at the University of California Los Angeles on Wednesday, to support its striking employees.

Sanders said that "the University of California must not be a corporate-type employer" expressing hopes that one day "great public universities" will become tuition-free.

The statewide strike united more than 40,000 employees with people calling for "equality and justice, fair wages, fair practices" opposing pensions and salary cuts.

The rally was organized by Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE) and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

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Independent Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined the picket lines at the University of California Los Angeles on Wednesday, to support its striking employees.

Sanders said that "the University of California must not be a corporate-type employer" expressing hopes that one day "great public universities" will become tuition-free.

The statewide strike united more than 40,000 employees with people calling for "equality and justice, fair wages, fair practices" opposing pensions and salary cuts.

The rally was organized by Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE) and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

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