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Fri Mar 25, 2016, 10:22 PM

 

West Coast dockworkers union endorses Bernie! "He's the best candidate for working families"



Because He's 'The Best Candidate for Working Families,' Sanders Nabs Another Union Endorsement
West Coast dockworkers union cites Sanders' support Medicare for all, fair wages
by Andrea Germanos, staff writer
March 25, 2016

Citing his support for workers and willingness to take on Wall Street, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) on Thursday endorsed Bernie Sanders for president.

With the endorsement from ILWU, which represents 50,000 workers in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii, Sanders has now nabbed the support of five national unions.

"Bernie Sanders is the best candidate for America's working families," said ILWU International President Robert McEllrath.

"Bernie is best on the issues that matter most to American workers: better trade agreements, support for unions, fair wages, tuition for students and public colleges, Medicare for all, fighting a corrupt campaign finance system, and confronting the power of Wall Street that's making life harder for most Americans," his statement continues.

Underscoring backing of rank-and-file union members, ILWU spokesman Craig Merrilees told the Huffington Post, "The support was significant at the grassroots level," adding, "Many local bodies throughout the union had already recommended endorsements."

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/03/25/because-hes-best-candidate-working-families-sanders-nabs-another-union-endorsement


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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The ILWU’s International Executive Board voted today to endorse U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders for President.

“Bernie Sanders is the best candidate for America’s working families,” said ILWU International President Robert McEllrath. “Bernie is best on the issues that matter most to American workers: better trade agreements, support for unions, fair wages, tuition for students and public colleges, Medicare for all, fighting a corrupt campaign finance system, and confronting the power of Wall Street that’s making life harder for most Americans.”

Many longshore union members have expressed enthusiastic support for Sanders at the local level.

The ILWU represents approximately 50,000 women and men who work in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii – in addition to ILWU Divisions representing workers in Canada and Panama.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2016
CONTACT: Craig Merrilees 510-774-5325


ILWU Local 8 supporting Bernie Sanders at a rally on March 25, 2016, the day after the ILWU International Executive Board voted to endorse Sanders for the nomination for U.S. President. Photo provided by Patrick McClain, ILWU Local 8 longshore worker.

http://www.longshoreshippingnews.com/2016/03/ilwu-endorses-senator-bernie-sanders-for-president/

Bernie Sanders on Thursday welcomed the endorsement of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, which represents approximately 50,000 women and men who work in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii.

“It is an honor to receive an endorsement from the ILWU,” Sanders said. “This campaign is building a movement of millions of Americans who are demanding that our economy works for everyone, not just the top 1 percent. The working men and women of the ILWU are a vital part of our movement which is spreading to every corner of our country.”


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Fri Mar 25, 2016, 10:23 PM

1. Great news! nt

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Response to LWolf (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 10:28 PM

2. Yes it is. Momentum is now turning solidly toward Bernie.

 


More working class people of all races are supporting Bernie. Hillary's base in the working class is really not very big and it's starting to shrink.

And you can't win a general election without the backing of the working class majority.

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Response to imagine2015 (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 11:38 AM

6. If You Work For A Living And You Are Informed And Aware, There Is NO OTHER CHOICE TO BE MADE!

Bernie is the Answer... The ONLY ANSWER!

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Fri Mar 25, 2016, 10:36 PM

3. K&R

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Sat Mar 26, 2016, 09:38 AM

4. Weekend DU'ers should see this.

 

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Sat Mar 26, 2016, 11:36 AM

5. K&R

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