Bernie Sanders’ Staffers Unionize in a First for a Presidential Campaign

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Campaign staffers working at Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders campaign headquarters in Denver on March 1, 2016. Jason Connolly / AFP - Getty Images file

Reprinted from Politico by Brent Griffiths on March 15, 2019.

Senator 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.

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