Mandela Barnes meets with labor union workers in Brown County

NOW: Mandela Barnes meets with labor union workers in Brown County

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes met with UAW Local 578 workers in the Village of Ashwaubenon Tuesday, Sept. 6.

The Democratic candidate talked about his long-standing support for labor unions and reminded voters about his parents also being proud union members. 

Senator Ron Johnson's campaign criticized Barnes for not meeting with President Joe Biden in Milwaukee Monday. Barnes responded saying he had other obligations to fulfill. 

"We had a pretty packed schedule, I had to get around the state," Barnes said. "I'm really grateful that the President has shown his support for the labor movement here in Wisconsin. We were actually in Racine taking groceries down to striking UAW workers, people who get out there for about 120 days or more, that's where my priority has been."

Barnes has also taken aim at Johnson, saying the Republican senator outsourced jobs from Oshkosh Defense and took opportunities away from families. 

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