Sanders’ campaign staff will be unionized
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.