Bloomberg Law
May 8, 2019, 7:35 PM

Sanders Campaign Reaches Labor Pact With UFCW on Hours, Wages

Louis C. LaBrecque
Louis C. LaBrecque

Campaign workers for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders ratified what the United Food and Commercial Workers says is the first-ever collective bargaining agreement covering a presidential campaign.

The contract reached by the Sanders campaign and UFCW Local 400 covers all non-management staff through the end of the campaign, union spokesman Jonathan Williams said. “Currently there are about 100 employees covered by the agreement, but the workforce is estimated to grow to as many as 1,000 employees at its peak,” he said.

Presidential campaign work is known for its 24/7 demands and difficult working conditions, the local said in a statement. The ...

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