Thursday, January 28, 2016

BREAKING: Sanders Workers Caught Masquerading as Culinary Union Members to Campaign Inside Hotels


Not good, y’all.

Via Jon Ralston:
Operatives from Bernie Sanders' campaign have donned Culinary union pins and secured access to employee areas inside Strip hotels to try to garner votes for the Feb. 20 caucus, sources confirm.
Culinary officials have been made aware of the faux union workers at four hotels -- The Rio, Paris, The Mirage and Planet Hollywood. The Sanders campaigners are wearing the distinctive yellow Local 226 pins, implying they are union members, to gain access to employee dining rooms. Beyond the obvious deception, union officials surely also are concerned about the implication that the organization has endorsed Sanders despite its recent pledge to remain neutral until after the caucus.
"It's inappropriate for any campaign to attempt to mislead Culinary Union members, especially at their place of work," said Yvanna Cancela, Local 226's political director, who confirmed multiple reports at hotels. "As of yet, the union has not made an endorsement, but is focused on a major citizenship and voter registration campaign while preparing for contract negotiations."
Important question: Is this sort of thing happening across the country, or just in this state? We need to know.

Whatever the case, I think Bernie can safely write off Nevada after this scandal.

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UPDATE: The union has just released a statement. This is a very serious situation:
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UPDATE 2: Ralston can’t believe what he just heard from Jeff Weaver:
(Jon is the go-to journalist for Nevada politics, in case anyone doesn’t know already)

41 comments:

  1. I think he could've written off Nevada before that, actually.

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    1. Yeah, just stick with your former Walmart board member of 6 years and trash the man whose stance on unionized labor has been the same for decades. Smart!

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  2. What do you expect from a campaign that steals data from another candidate? The lying and cheating run deep in the Sanders camp.

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    1. Wow, seriously.... The man is the single honest person running for president...

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    2. Bernie is not a saint. He is a 25-year Washington politician with a campaign team that was caught pulling dirty tricks.

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    3. There's a lot of murkiness around the data breach. For one, the same thing happened two months earlier, and was reported by Bernie's campaign, and the DNC did NOTHING. No criticism, no punishment. But the money flows to Sanders, and the debate's coming up, so all of a sudden, Bernie's campaign is corrupt!
      Maybe this guy did cheat deliberately, maybe not. I heard him interviewed, and he sounded genuine to me. He knew that what he was doing was completely visible to the software company, and thought they'd realise that he was trying to find out how bad the breach was, as it went both ways.
      There is also the fact that this guy was given references by a Hillary campaigner, and the owner of the software company. Some claim he was a plant. Who knows? All you can do is look at the record and character of all candidates, and decide who seems to have most integrity and honesty.

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    4. http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2015_12/an_explanation_of_what_bernie059035.php

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  3. Bernie Sanders.... Blowing Smoke up People's Butt All These Years. ENOUGH Bernie.

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    1. Really, no facts to back that up. Way to go troll.

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  4. hahahahahahahahaha.... the desperation is thick with the Hilsiders. lmao. You can go down politely or angrily. But you are going down. No lies, no tricks, no schemes and no amount of corporate dollars can stop it. #BernieFrontRunner

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    1. This comment is delusional on multiple fronts. I wish you the best of luck.

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  5. Er, no they weren't "caught"! Some of the team were wearing union buttons, AND their Bernie regalia. Does no one but union members wear union buttons? Did anyone think to ASK these campaigners if they were union members?
    How about the fact that Clinton campaigners have been FILMED talking about how they break election laws, and laughing about it?

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    1. It seems to me that Bernie Sanders supporters can't see the forest for the trees..... your Dude is a sly old fox and he has you believing he is a saint.

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    2. They act like no Hillary supporter could ever just order a Bernie shirt, put on the union button -- and VOILA!

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  6. The issue appears to be resolved http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/28/politics/bernie-sanders-union-nevada-culinary-union/index.html

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  7. Are the people making these accusations already Hillary supporters, because that could suggest bias? How did they get through security and screening? How did they get these pins if they are only available to staff? Did they also have anything pro-Bernie on? Where is security footage of what happened? Are there any statements from staff that back this claim up?

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    1. Bernie Lives by the Sword....He Better Hope he Does Not DIE by It...

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    2. Methnks these were HIllary supporters, so conspicuously wearing Bernie gear -- this is the exact kind of thing she does

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  8. Labor bigshots = sellouts to big corporations. It's not like it used to be. And the regular workers know they are fed BS. I don't blame Sanders for telling the hotel workers the truth, because the workers aren't told the full story, only what the corporation wants. Sadly, labor senior leadership is corrupt.
    I worked in the midst of a corrupt takeover of my union. After that, we might as well not had a union. I'm sure Sanders is well aware of that. It's impossible to campaign in a 24-hour workforce. Sure, there's no official candidate, but internal pressure to vote a certain way is always present, via mailers to employees, home visits (unwelcome ones, mostly.)

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  9. Wow. The mudslinging and desperate attempts to find Sanders guilty of something, anything by the Clinton campaign is....exactly what everyone expected of her ilk.

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  10. Saint Sanders..... I Don't think So..

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  11. Saint Sanders..... I Don't think So..

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  12. Yeah, except how many of you commenting or writing this article are part of Labor? I'm guessing zero.

    1) Wearing a pin is something you do to show solidarity. I wear pins from unions I'm no longer a part of, or ones that are going through struggles right now. Wearing a pin means jack. But you don't know that cause none of you work in Labor. So you might want to shut it.

    2) If wearing a pin is the only thing they have? That's no misrepresentation. When they say people are going around with fake ID badges and showing up at a union meeting -- THAT'S misrepresentation. This is a union leader who's pro-Hillary who is whining.

    Seriously, you don't know jack about Labor.

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  13. I love all this vitriol, against democratic candidates. If hillary wins do you think Bernie supporters will vote for a campaign that bashes millions of Bernie sanders supporters? Sorry you are missing out on the political revplutonium to take our country back from will street and billionaires. WE llc know Bernie has integrity and you are just desperate to disparagensure his good name. Shame on you all

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    1. Uhh...hello. Berners have been bashing and trolling Clinton supporters like hell for months. Are you expecting them to easily fall in line should Saint Bernie pull out an incredible upset?

      This piece is about a news event in which Sanders campaign staffers were caught doing something very wrong. We're not going to sweep it under the rug.

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  14. http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/28/politics/bernie-sanders-union-nevada-culinary-union/index.html

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  15. http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/28/politics/bernie-sanders-union-nevada-culinary-union/index.html

    Looks like the union and the Sanders campaign have resolved the issue and it is not nearly as "serious" as some are making it out to be.

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  16. (yawn) And who was it again that did this exact same thing in 2008? (hint: Bernie wasn't running then) The idea that these were "Bernie supporters" just because they were wearing Bernie shirts or whatever is hardly convincing -- I mean, how hard is it to send for some Bernie gear to impersonate supporters in order to create this earth-shaking "scandal"? In addition -- "Breaking News"? Isn't that a bit melodramatic? This is typical Karl Rove/David Brooks strategy, the republican strategy of dirty tricks that Hillary loves so much -- just another day in the life of a dishonest person. Bernie supporters are neither desperate nor unethical enough to stoop to her level of sabotage, false flags, and rumor-mongering -- she can't seem to just stick with the issues and campaign like a grown-up -- instead, inevitably there is always some kind of scandal when she's involved. What else is new? Wake me up when something important happens.

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  17. All total Bullshit from a desperate corporate owned Hillary....

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