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Trailing Bernie: Sanders nabs second big labor endorsement

ernie Sanders picked up a second major labor endorsement Thursday from the American postal Workers Union. The 200,000-strong union, a member of the AFL-CIO, is backing the 74-year-old Sanders in his bid for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination over rivals Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley. The union represents postal workers in all 50 states. The campaign released a statement from union President Mark Dimondstein, who called Sanders “a leader in the fight to protect the public Postal Service” and “a true champion of postal workers and other workers throughout the country.” The union cited Sanders’ efforts to opposed the closing of post offices and mail sorting facilities around the country, as well as his opposition to ending Saturday delivery. Sanders has also been a strong proponent of modernizing the U.S. Postal Service by adding banking services, copying and selling hunting and fishing licenses. Continue Reading →

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