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Wed Dec 16, 2015, 10:35 PM

Bernie Sanders to nab one of his biggest endorsements yet

Source: MSNBC

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is set to pick up one of his biggest endorsements yet Thursday from the powerful Communications Workers of America union, sources told NBC’s Andrea Mitchell.

The group represents some 700,000 workers nationally, making it by far the largest union to back Sanders yet. CWA’s endorsement, which will be announced at a press conference at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the union’s headquarters in Washington, comes as Sanders has lost out on a string of major union endorsements to Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, whose campaign now claims the support of unions representing 12 million workers.

Larry Cohen, CWA’s former president, joined Sanders’ campaign as a top labor adviser shortly after stepping down in June. The union has been hinting a possible Sanders endorsement for months, saying the decision would come only after members voted in an online poll. The national union did not issue an endorsement in the 2008 Democratic primary between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/bernie-sanders-cwa-endorsement



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Reply Bernie Sanders to nab one of his biggest endorsements yet (Original post)
Attorney in Texas Dec 2015 OP
libdem4life Dec 2015 #1
IDemo Dec 2015 #2
Omaha Steve Dec 2015 #3
brooklynite Dec 2015 #4
Live and Learn Dec 2015 #6
brooklynite Dec 2015 #7
Live and Learn Dec 2015 #8
Live and Learn Dec 2015 #5
cantbeserious Dec 2015 #9
Lifelong Protester Dec 2015 #10
Scuba Dec 2015 #11
madokie Dec 2015 #13
mdbl Dec 2015 #12

Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 10:46 PM

1. K and R

 

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 10:57 PM

2. Proud former CWA'er here and way ahead of them.

Go Bernie!



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Response to IDemo (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 11:25 PM

3. Marta was CWA 18 years


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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 11:30 PM

4. I'm sure nobody will suggest that Leadership made the decision without consulting the members...

...which apparently every Union endorsing Clinton did.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 11:34 PM

6. No, because they did consult members.

The union has been hinting a possible Sanders endorsement for months, saying the decision would come only after members voted in an online poll.

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 11:48 PM

7. A point that almost every Union endorsing Clinton said as well...

...but of course they can't be trusted.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 12:17 AM

8. I know for a fact that mine did not, nor did they actually claim they consulted all members.

They claimed they consulted some members.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 11:33 PM

5. K&R nt

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 12:17 AM

9. Go Bernie Go

eom

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 12:27 AM

10. A big K & R for this

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 07:30 AM

11. Owners for Hillary, workers for Bernie. Which side are YOU on?

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 08:15 AM

13. Bernie 100%

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 07:31 AM

12. Go CWA!

It was the more logical choice. The DLC Dems have been screwing labor for 3 decades now supporting business policies that moved jobs over seas. Whoever wins the Democratic nomination will hopefully get the support of all labor.

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