By Sahid Fawaz
The 700,000 strong Communications Workers of America (CWA) has officially endorsed Bernie Sanders for president.
The Huffington Post reports:
“The union’s previous and longtime president, Larry Cohen, has been part of the Sanders campaign since July.
In a press conference at the union’s Washington headquarters on Thursday, Sanders said workers were falling behind despite gains in productivity.
‘Workers all around the country, they’re producing more,’ Sanders said. ‘But are they gaining the benefits of that increased productivity? The answer is no.'”
This marks a shift in the trend of endorsements. Hillary Clinton scored a few big ones with the SEIU and the AFT giving her the nod. But now that the CWA has endorsed Sanders, it could cause other unions to look more seriously at the Sanders campaign.
For more on this story, check out the Huffington Post article here.