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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:28 PM

Bernie Sanders' staffers unionize in first for presidential campaign

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Source: Politico

Sen. Bernie Sanders' 2020 campaign announced Friday it will be the first major presidential campaign to have a unionized workforce, as party activists push Democratic candidates to mirror their progressive platforms within their own campaigns.

“Bernie Sanders is the most pro-union candidate in the field, he’ll be the most pro-union president in the White House and we’re honored that his campaign will be the first to have a unionized workforce,” Sanders' campaign manager Faiz Shakir said in a statement.

Over the past week, a majority of the staff's bargaining unit employees designated United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400 to represent them. The campaign stayed neutral during organizing efforts and voluntarily recognized the union once a majority of staffers signed union cards, according to both the campaign and the union.

UFCW Local 400 President Mark P. Federici said in a statement he expects the decision will mean pay parity and transparency for Sanders' campaign along with no gender bias or harassment and "equal treatment for every worker, whether they’re in Washington, D.C., Iowa, New Hampshire or anywhere else."

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/15/bernie-campaign-2020-staff-union-1223914



Hopefully they get healthcare and at least $15 an hour.

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EricMaundry Friday OP
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George II Friday #2
InAbLuEsTaTe Friday #3
George II Friday #4
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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:39 PM

1. Will There Be A Strike If They Don't Get What They Want?

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:39 PM

2. United Food and Commercial Workers?

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:39 PM

3. Once again, it's Bernie leading the way... no surprise there!!

And, don't worry, he'll soon be releasing his taxes.


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:44 PM

4. Pssst, it's not "Bernie leading the way", it's his employees leading the way.

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:07 AM

5. Pssst, the actions of the employees of a candidate like Bernie, who obviously are inspired by him...

and practice what he preaches, is a reflection of the candidate himself. It's Bernie, the candidate, who shines the light of truth that shows people the way, and it is his leadership that inspires them to follow his ways.

So, yes, in that sense, it IS Bernie leading the way. That's why his campaign is the first to unionize and is unique in so many other ways. I know it's hard for some to acknowledge Bernie for anything... but, give credit where credit is due.


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 01:12 AM

6. Yep.

UFCW Local 400 President Mark P. Federici said in a statement he expects the decision will mean pay parity and transparency for Sanders' campaign along with no gender bias or harassment and "equal treatment for every worker, whether they’re in Washington, D.C., Iowa, New Hampshire or anywhere else."

Wonder what promoted that.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 04:31 AM

7. Happy to hear this.

Lifting people up is something I can easily support.

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Sat Mar 16, 2019, 08:38 AM

8. Locking...

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