Bay Area Labor for Bernie Meeting
September 8, 2019
Labor for Bernie is a national network of union activists committed to electing Bernie Sanders as president of the United States while strengthening democracy within our unions. We know that Bernie is the most pro-labor major candidate for president ever (see his incredible labor platform, the Workplace Democracy Plan), and union support for his campaign will be crucial in helping him to secure the Democratic nomination. Yet so far only one national union has endorsed him.
In 2016, over 50,000 union activists signed the Labor for Bernie pledge and helped secure major union endorsements and support from rank-and-file workers. In 2020, we plan to do the same.
Labor for Bernie is focusing on a two-pronged strategy: 1) securing union endorsements for Bernie Sanders, and 2) passing resolutions calling on our unions to have democratic endorsement processes — let the members vote on who the union should endorse! At our Bay Area Labor for Bernie meeting on Sunday, September 8th, we will discuss the practical strategies of how to get started on passing one or both of these resolutions in our own unions!
Will you attend? Let us know!