Bernie Sanders' Presidential Campaign Staffers Are Unionizing

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Bernie Sanders' Presidential Campaign Staffers Are Unionizing
It will be the first major-party campaign with a unionized workforce.
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Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders said Friday that his campaign had recognized its staffers' decision to unionize. It is the first major-party presidential campaign with a unionized workforce.

Sanders' campaign voluntarily recognized the staffers' decision after most eligible employees signed union cards. They'll be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400.

In a tweet, Sanders said: "We cannot just support unions with words, we must back it up with actions. On this campaign and when we are in the White House, we are going [to] make it easier for people to join unions, not harder."

According to the union, negotiations on a contract will begin soon, and the bargaining unit could eventually reach 1,000 members.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.