Sanders snags another union endorsement
Peter Knowlton, the union's national president, called the Vermont senator "the most pro-worker pro-union presidential candidate I have seen in my lifetime."
Bernie Sanders on Sunday announced that he had earned the backing of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, in the Democratic candidate’s latest endorsement from a major national labor union as he looks to gain momentum ahead of Tuesday’s five primaries.
Peter Knowlton, the union’s national president, called the Vermont senator in a statement released through his campaign “the most pro-worker pro-union presidential candidate I have seen in my lifetime,” adding that Sanders’ candidacy “is a unique opportunity that workers and unions must not pass up.“
Rank-and-file local delegates from the 35,000-member organization unanimously approved the endorsement of Sanders in the last six weeks, while Knowlton said in the statement that there has already been a "groundswell of support for Bernie with members volunteering for the campaign.”