2. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Bernie Sanders, (D) Presidential Candidate
"I'm here to today, not as a candidate for president, but as somebody who has spent the last 40 years of his life walking on picket lines with unionized workers."
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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Bernie Sanders, (D) Presidential Candidate
"It is a sad state of affairs when people who work at this university cannot live in this community because they cannot afford to buy housing or pay the rent."
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6. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Bernie Sanders, (D) Presidential Candidate
"We're seeing teachers in so-called red states, stepping up and fighting for a decent education for their kids. And if I have anything to say about it and I expect that I will, we are going to make it easier for workers to join unions, not harder."
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8. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Bernie Sanders, (D) Presidential Candidate
"At a time when major corporations like Amazon are not paying a nickel in taxes, that is going to change as well, we are going to demand that the one percent in large profitable private corporations start paying their fair share of taxes."
Members of a union representing research and technical workers walked picket lines Wednesday at University of California campuses and hospitals in a one-day strike amid a lengthening stretch of unsuccessful contract negotiations.
About 10,000 members of University Professional and Technical Employees-Communications Workers of America were expected to take part statewide, spokesman Dan Russell said.
They perform jobs including running clinical trials, assisting in laboratory tests, managing classroom technology and caring for research animals.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is again seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, addressed strikers at the University of California, Los Angeles.
"What we are seeing all across this country is a war being waged against the working people of America," Sanders told a rally.
"It is a sad state of affairs when people who work at this university cannot live in this community because they cannot afford to buy housing or pay the rent," he said.
The union and the University of California have been at odds since 2017 over issues including pay, health care premiums and retirement terms.
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