Bernie Sanders 2020 Campaign Staff Unionize

HeadlineMar 18, 2019

Staffers on the Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign announced Friday they are unionizing, in what is believed to be a first for any major presidential campaign. The president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400, which will represent the Sanders campaign staffers, said, “We expect (unionizing) will mean pay parity and transparency on the campaign, with no gender bias or harassment, and equal treatment for every worker, whether they’re in Washington, D.C., Iowa, New Hampshire or anywhere else.” Several women staffers accused Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign of not properly handling sexual harassment and unequal pay complaints.

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