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    Default Clinton-Sanders contest fosters discord within labor

    Clinton has generally tacked leftward in her 2016 campaign thus far. But on two key issues she remains out of step with organized labor. Earlier this month, she declined to support a proposal for a $15 federal minimum wage; on the controversial TPP free trade deal, she has repeatedly refrained from taking a firm position.

    Sanders, a socialist and advocate for organized labor, has been outspoken in his opposition to TPP. Last week he introduced legislation in the Senate that would establish a $15 federal minimum wage. Sanders, a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), introduced the bill as part of a CPC campaign to support labor organizing efforts among federally contracted employees in Washington, D.C.

    Sandersís collaboration with organized labor has earned him a small yet vocal base of support among laborís rank-and-file members. More than 5,000 self-identified union members have signed a letter of support from the group Labor for Bernie. Sanders also received one high-profile labor endorsement at the start of July when former Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Larry Cohen announced his support for the campaign within days of retiring from his leadership role.
    Labor Wrestles Over Choice Of Clinton Or Sanders | Al Jazeera America

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    Default Re: Clinton-Sanders contest fosters discord within labor

    Let me choose! BERNIE!

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    Default Re: Clinton-Sanders contest fosters discord within labor

    Quote Originally Posted by 222lifer View Post
    Let me choose! BERNIE!

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    i'll second that, all those in favor I, oppose,the i's have it.

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    Default Re: Clinton-Sanders contest fosters discord within labor

    They can call Bernie Sanders anything they want to, as long as he tries to help out with are pension battles he has my vote. I don't see Hillary or anyone else even mentioning the retired teamster pension robberies by this government. It's a shame take away our pensions and give more and more money to other countries in this world. WRONG!!!
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