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Hillary Clinton won't cross a CBS News picket line

November 21, 2007 | 10:45 am


Hillary Clinton's campaign has issued a statement saying that if CBS News workers go on strike, she will not cross the picket line to participate in the network's televised debate.  On Monday, the Writers Guild of America announced that CBS News staffers had voted to authorize a strike.

CBS' Democratic presidential debate is scheduled for Dec. 10 in Los Angeles.

Here is the statement from Clinton:

“The workers at CBS News have been without a contract for close to two and a half years.  It is my hope that both sides will reach an agreement that results in a secure contract for the workers at CBS News, but let me be clear:

“I will honor the picket line if the workers at CBS News decide to strike.

“America’s unions are the backbone of America’s middle class, and I will always stand with America’s working men and women in the fight to ensure that they are able to earn a fair wage.” 

More news on the strike

-- Kate Aurthur