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University of California's Largest Union Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

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AFSCME 3299 represents 26000 UC workers comprised mostly of women and people of color who are among the lowest-paid UC workers.

Michael Avant: “This election will be a referendum on a corrupt President who has worked to rip off workers, attack our families and undermine our collective bargaining rights. None of the other candidates have walked the talk as reliably and consistently as Bernie; that’s why we endorse him.”

During a 3 year pay battle, Sanders honored a speaker’s boycott that led the DNC to relocate a planned debate at UCLA.

Monica De Leon: “The public support of officials who share workers’ values was a major factor in our efforts to secure historic new contracts for our members. To close America’s widening income gap, fix its broken healthcare system and uplift our most vulnerable communities, that’s the kind of leadership we need in the White House.”

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Early in the 2016 Primary campaign, I started a Facebook group: Bernie Sanders: Advice and Strategies to Help Him Win! As the primary season advanced, we shifted the focus to advancing Bernie's legislation in the Senate, particularly the (more...)

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