August 07, 2015
Democratic Candidates Take Questions from Labor Leaders in Iowa
On Thursday, the Iowa Federation of Labor hosted a candidate’s forum for four Democratic candidates running for President. Former Governor/Senator Lincoln Chafee, former GovernorMartin O’Malley and current and former Senators Bernie Sanders and Jim Webb each fielded questions from labor leaders – including Iowa Alliance President Jan Laue – on how they would support working Americans and retirees. Former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clintonwas not able to attend.
Ms. Laue questioned the candidates about retirement security, asking what changes they would favor making to Social Security, Medicare, and pension plans. She also asked about Wall Street reform, noting the golden parachutes of the wealthiest CEOs and the revolving door for many government workers, lobbyists, and Wall Street executives.