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Labor leaders worry about 2020 Democrats' arcane policy focus

Kirsten Gillibrand speaks at a Green New Deal press conference last month. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

The 2020 Democrats "are spending too much time talking about esoteric issues like the Senate filibuster and the composition of the Supreme Court and not enough time speaking the language of workers, several union officials said."

Why it matters: "Those ideas may excite progressive activists, they said, but they risk alienating working-class voters ... 'They've got to pay attention to kitchen-table economics,' said Ted Pappageorge, president of the Las Vegas Culinary Union that represents 60,000 hotel and casino workers. 'We don't quite see that.'"

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