Sanders Picks Up Union Endorsement
Senator Bernie Sanders has picked up the endorsement of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, which represents 50,000 people in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.
Bernie Sanders is the best candidate for America’s working families,” ILWU President Robert McEllrath said in a statement.
“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.”
The Hill reports:
Sanders said it was an honor to receive the endorsement.
“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,” Sanders said in a statement.
“The working men and women of the ILWU are a vital part of our movement which is spreading to every corner of our country.”