In first for a presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders 2020 staff to unionize

In first for a presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders 2020 staff to unionize
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[Ed. – I’m betting this will be window-dressing.  It basically has to be.  Campaign workers are overworked and have no union rules about who does what job for a reason: because you either git ‘er done or your candidate has no chance.  It literally is not possible to function like an actual union shop and run a national political campaign.  It’s not the pay or the equal-rights equity a campaign will run afoul of.  It’s the working hours and shop rules aspect.]

Sen. 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. …

Over the past week, a majority of the staff’s bargaining unit employees designated United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400 to represent them. The campaign stayed neutral during organizing efforts and voluntarily recognized the union once a majority of staffers signed union cards, according to both the campaign and the union.

UFCW Local 400 President Mark P. Federici said in a statement he expects the decision will mean pay parity and transparency for Sanders’ campaign…

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