Updated Mar 15, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Bernie Sanders' staff unionize in first presidential campaign union

Bernie Sanders. Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Staffers on Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign voted to unionize on Friday, giving current and future workers bargaining power for pay and benefits, and "becoming what is possibly the first presidential campaign staff in history to organize," USA Today reports.

Diving the news: Workers will work through negotiations with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 400. If Sanders wins the presidential bid, employees who transitioned to the White House with him would not remain part of the union, per a UFCW spokesperson. Sanders publicly apologized in January after women from his 2016 presidential campaign said sexual assault allegations weren't appropriately managed.

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