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Machinists Union Revamps 2020 Endorsement Process (2)

May 6, 2019, 8:21 PMUpdated: May 6, 2019, 9:48 PM

The International Association of Machinists, one of the nation’s largest labor unions, will give its members a bigger say in who it endorses for the 2020 presidential election, the union announced May 6.

The Machinists Union represents about 600,000 workers across the country in jobs that include airline workers, manufacturing employees, and government contractors. It endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) for the 2016 presidential election in August 2015—months before the primaries even got underway.

The IAM will now hold online membership votes for both the Democratic and Republican primaries before the union’s state political chairs decide on ...