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Bernie Sanders becomes first White House candidate ever to unionize campaign

Bernie Sanders becomes first White House candidate ever to unionize campaign

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was seen sporting a very large bandage on his forehead in South Carolina Friday.

Rocha has a close relationship with Sanders, serving as his senior advisor on both his 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns.

"We can not just support unions with words, we must back it up with actions", Sanders said.

"I hope this breakthrough serves as a model for other presidential campaigns, as well as party committees and candidates for other offices", Mr. Federici said in a statement.

Sanders, campaigning in SC on Friday, said he was proud of the distinction.

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Working on political campaigns at any level often involves grueling hours and low pay.

Several women who worked on the 2016 Sanders campaign have since alleged they were subjected to harassment, mistreatment and gender discrimination.

The United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400 confirmed Friday that Sanders' campaign workers were the first to win union representation.

The campaign added that employees had chose to unionize through a card check system, in which employees sign authorization slips consenting to being represented by a union.

Campaign workers for Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington state were represented by the Campaign Workers Guild during the fall midterm elections, making her the first incumbent member of Congress with a unionized campaign staff.