Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton take part in a presidential debate. (photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Robert Reich | Robert Reich’s Facebook Page | Reader Supported News | December 2015
Which way will organized labor go — toward Bernie (where most rank-and-file union workers want to go) or toward Hillary (where most union leaders are heading)? Bernie’s endorsement by the South Carolina AFL-CIO is a big deal, not just because South Carolina is the third major primary after Iowa and New Hampshire but because it sends a powerful signal to other union federations around the countr
The South Carolina AFL-CIO executive board passed a resolution supporting U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ candidacy for the Democratic Party presidential nomination and recommending his endorsement by the state and national labor organization.
“We call on the AFL-CIO, union members and working people everywhere to unite behind Bernie Sanders and elect the president Americas’ workers desperately need,” the resolution said. The resolution “strongly urges” the national AFL-CIO to endorse Sanders.
To read the entire resolution, click here [see below].
Erin McKee, president of the South Carolina AFL-CIO, said the executive board member who recommended Sanders said “nobody in a very long time has stood up for working people and labor like Bernie Sanders has.”