U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, who is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, is set to visit South Florida Friday for a meeting with union leaders.
“Klobuchar will join the Presidents of SEIU Local 1991, United Teachers of Dade, United Faculty of Miami Dade College, Transport Workers Union Local 291, and South Florida AFL-CIO at a roundtable to discuss her pro-worker record and plans to support our unions and stand up for workers’ rights,” her campaign said in a news release.
That event will take place at the SEIU Local 1991 headquarters in Miami, 1601 NW Eighth Ave. The event begins at 1:45 p.m.
In late September, Klobuchar’s team released her policy proposals on labor, which included support collective bargaining rights and a promise to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 per hour via executive order within 100 days of taking office.
Klobuchar hasn’t polled well in Florida so far, earning between 1% and 2% support when she registers at all.
But the Senator is one of seven candidates slated to attend the Democrats’ next debate in Los Angeles. The debate field has been cut due to increased benchmarks set by the Democratic National Committee.