Sanders scores major national union endorsement

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders netted the endorsement of the 200,000-strong American Postal Workers Union on Thursday.

The endorsement is Sanders’ second from a major national AFL-CIO member. He was formally backed by National Nurses United in August.

“No other candidate has his record of standing with workers on picket lines, fighting for a $15 per hour minimum wage, supporting free public college tuition, and advocating for veterans’ benefits,” said Mark Dimondstein, the union president.

“Bernie Sanders is a fierce advocate of postal reform. He staunchly opposes postal privatization, and supports enhanced postal services, including postal banking.”

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