Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign team on Friday revealed that part of their employees have constituted a union, a move they labeled as a historic feat, Fox News informed.
The Democratic White House contender’s team in a news release said that this will make them “the first major party presidential campaign in history to have a unionized workforce.”
Most of the Bernie 2020’s “bargaining unit employees” recently selected the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400 to be their “exclusive bargaining representative,” the campaign stated.
“The campaign recognized a card check system to indicate support for the union and did not require an election,” the news release said.
Campaign Manager Faiz Shakir praised the lawmaker as being “the most pro-union candidate” among those in the ever-widening Democratic pool. Shakir also stated that they are “honored that his campaign will be the first to have a unionized workforce.”
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400 confirmed this news. President Mark P. Federici stated that he expects the decision will mean that Sanders’ campaign workers have pay parity and transparency, without gender bias and harassment.
Sanders, I-Vt., revealed last month that he would once again make a bid for the White House, after he lost the Democratic nomination in 2016 to Hillary Clinton.