Bernie Sanders Gets First Endorsement from a National Labor Union

By Sahid Fawaz

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been making headlines recently as he tours the country, attending enthusiastic rallies in support of his candidacy. But the question on many people’s minds is,”Will he receive labor’s endorsement?”

Today he broke new ground as he got the nod of approval from a national labor union.

According to the Guardian:

“Bernie Sanders will receive his first endorsement from a national trade union on Monday, throwing significant new organisational muscle behind a Democratic presidential candidate who is challenging Hillary Clinton’s natural support in the labour movement but lags far behind her in campaign infrastructure.

National Nurses United, which has 185,000 members nationally and is the profession’s largest representative, plans to announce its backing for Sanders at a rally with him in Oakland, California.

The decision of its executive council to announce a formal endorsement follows a poll of members said to show widespread backing for his more radical policies on healthcare and social inequality.”

For more on this development, check out the full story here.

 

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