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Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign is recognizing a union of its staff, a first in the history of U.S. presidential campaigns.
“We’re honored that his campaign will be the first to have a unionized workforce,” Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir said in an emailed statement.
The article goes on to state the following:
The campaign agreed to recognize the union, a local of the United Food and Commercial Workers, after a majority of staff signed cards over the past week. The bargaining unit was formed with around 45 employees, according to the union, and could grow to more than 1,000 as the campaign progresses.
I’m proud that our campaign is the first presidential campaign to unionize.
We cannot just support unions with words, we must back it up with actions. On this campaign and when we are in the White House, we are going make it easier for people to join unions, not harder. https://t.co/JNv3dpss6D
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 15, 2019
Staffers on Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign voted to unionize on Friday, giving current and future workers bargaining power for pay and benefits, and “becoming what is possibly the first presidential campaign staff in history to organize.”https://t.co/zWF0FJz6jU
— Axios (@axios) March 15, 2019
Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign is recognizing a union of its staff, the first in the history of U.S. presidential campaigns https://t.co/BE1koO5d0d
— Bloomberg (@business) March 15, 2019
When Sanders campaign announced recognition of a staff union, I immediately wondered, “Why didn’t the workers go with @cwg_workers?”
There appears to be some drama brewing on that front.”The Campaign Workers Guild has concerns and questions about the unionization process …” pic.twitter.com/d4uTfvrAnu
— Daniel Marans (@danielmarans) March 15, 2019
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