Bernie Sanders joins college workers during strike rally

Striking workers employed by the University of California system, mostly in health care, got a visit Wednesday from presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
1:35 | 03/21/19

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I'm Josh house going UCLA's campus in Westwood were striking UC workers asking for higher wages were paid a visit today. By presidential candidate Bernie Sanders but I am proud of being here would do great union. Okay. Good luck if we are going to rebuild. The American in the middle class. We need to grow the trade union movement. Bernie Sanders brought his message of income inequality to Wes won't Wednesday standing in solidarity with striking UC workers. 40000 across the state. They're asking the UC system to halt contracts with private companies. Overtime pay after eight hours like other state employees a path to full time career positions. And no cuts to benefits Sanders said the UC system should be a model employer but is acting more like a corporate one. But be an employer that was smacks. It workers. But the end and blurred their treats. Its workers with dignity. And Dave must then found where did unions and then negotiate. The kind. And made a statement the university of California office of the president said in part. If union leaders in shield is much effort into negotiations as they do into organized theatrics we have a deal by now. The strike is only taking place Wednesday and workers will be back on the job Thursday. For ABC news live I'm Josh Haskell in Westwood California.

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