Bernie Sanders Wins Support Of 700,000-Member CWA Union

Dustin Murrell

On Wednesday night, Bernie Sanders earned his largest presidential campaign endorsement to date when the Communications Workers of America -- one of the largest unions in the United States with more than 700,000 members -- indicated that they will throw their support behind the senator from Vermont. Given his recurring democratic-socialist rhetoric, it comes as no surprise that the union is behind Sanders. The official announcement is scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m.

"The benefits of joining a union are clear: higher wages, better benefits and a more secure retirement. If we are serious about reducing income and wealth inequality and rebuilding the middle class, we have got to substantially increase the number of union jobs in this country... There are folks out there who say, 'it doesn't impact me, I'm not a union guy, I'm not a teacher, I'm not a civil servant.' Let me tell you how it does matter to you: Wages are going down in this country for everybody. When you destroy unions there will be no standard at all, nobody left to negotiate decent jobs for the middle class."

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