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University Professional Technical Employees Union Votes 66% to Endorse Bernie Sanders

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Jeffrey Sachs Endorses Bernie Sanders for President We need to get our country back on track, and Bernie is the leader to do it. Bernie refuses to give in to the big money and corporate power.. -Jeffrey Sachs ...
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And so does Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia's Earth Institute

Earlier this month, UPTE members heard from leading campaigns for the presidency, who interviewed for our union’s support. Sen. Sanders, who in March of 2019 spoke at our UCLA picket line before a crowd of thousands of union and community members, has a long history of fighting alongside working people, and won the endorsements both of UPTE and our parent union, the Communications Workers of America, in 2015.

Hundreds of UPTE members listened to Sen. Sanders' live telephone interview, in which he congratulated us on our successful fight with the University of California: “In a time of massive income and wealth inequality, you demonstrated to workers not just at UCLA or in California, but to workers all across this country, that when we stand together and when we fight for economic justice, we can and will win.”

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