Rich Gulla, president of SEIU Local: “We have boots on the ground, canvass for him, get out the vote. He's talking good-paying job and health care. He’s resonating with working people finding it difficult to make ends meet.'
Analilia Mejia, who worked for SEIU and UNITE HERE, is national political director. “I come out of the labor movement as did my deputy. One labor leader said: ‘It’s nice to talk to a campaign that understands the difference between a lockout and a strike.’'
Sanders’ campaign has texted and emailed its supporters to encourage them to stand on picket lines and raise money for labor groups.
“When I was political director [for unions], the thing I most wanted was a big turnout at my actions. And we were like, ‘Hey, wait — we have a list of people who care about Bernie. Let’s tell them they should come out in solidarity,’” Mejia said.