Why We Endorsed Bernie Sanders
Tens of thousands of CWA members said that Bernie Sanders is their top pick for President.
In September, CWA launched a long and member-driven democratic endorsement process. For 3 months, CWA active and retired members were able to vote directly on who they wanted the union to endorse. The poll results were divisive, with Bernie Sanders as the clear winner. CWA leadership was committed to honoring the votes of the membership, and an official endorsement of Bernie Sanders was issued.
Bernie strongly supports your right to collectively bargain and form a union. In solidarity, he has picketed alongside our members fighting corporate greed at Fair Point and Verizon.
Bernie supports an increase in the minimum-wage to $15/hour, and strongly argues that employees should earn equal pay for equal work – regardless of gender.
Bernie supports public elections that remove the influence of large, secret or corporate donations on out elections. He leads by example as the only Democratic candidate to not use a corporate-funded Super PAC.
Bernie has a detailed plan to make college education free by taxing Wall Street’s risky speculative gambling practices.