September 17, 2019
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders will be among seven presidential candidates who will speak during Tuesday afternoon's first-ever Workers' Presidential Summit in Philadelphia.
Andrew Yang, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Tim Ryan, Marianne Williamson, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will also attend.
The candidates will speak and take questions from union workers across the region about wage inequality, ensuring access to quality public services, strengthening the right to organize unions, and increasing union jobs.
Biden and Sanders are the only big-ticket candidates who will appear at the summit, which was organized by Philadelphia AFL-CIO President Pat Eiding over concerns that local labor union leaders were jumping to support Biden too quickly.
Even though Biden's headquarters is only a few blocks away from Tuesday's summit — it's taking place at the Philadelphia Convention Center — it didn't go unnoticed that his campaign didn't confirm he would attend until Monday morning, the Inquirer reported.
The summit is free to attend and will be live streamed here starting at 3 p.m.