San­ders’ cam­paign staff will be union­ized

The Buffalo News - - WASHINGTON NEWS - – New York Times

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie San­ders’ pres­i­den­tial cam­paign staff will be rep­re­sented by a union, his cam­paign an­nounced Fri­day, say­ing it would be the first time a ma­jor-party can­di­date had a union­ized work­force.

The em­ploy­ees will be rep­re­sented by a unit of the United Food and Com­mer­cial Work­ers union. They voted to union­ize through what is known as a card-check sys­tem: A ma­jor­ity of em­ploy­ees signed forms in­di­cat­ing their in­ter­est. San­ders has pre­vi­ously called for that method to be used at all companies, in­stead of tra­di­tional elec­tions.

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

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