U.S. postal workers union endorses Bernie Sanders

The American Postal Workers Union (APWU), which represents more than 200,000 employees of the U.S. Postal Service, recently endorsed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for president.

“As with 2016, once again the Sanders campaign is boldly uplifting the goals and aspirations of workers,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein in a statement. “Simply put, we believe it is in the best interests of all postal workers, our job security and our union to support and elect Bernie Sanders for president.”

The move comes in part because Sanders is proposing to “end the universal service requirement and also … make significant changes in the pricing structure of mail products.”

Dimondstein also warned against President Donald Trump’s proposal to sell “the entire public postal service to private corporate interests.”

The APWU, which also endorsed Sanders in his 2016 bid for the Democratic nomination, is encouraging its members to attend Sanders’ rallies and make campaign contributions by donating money or volunteering.

VICTORY IN NEVADA CAUCUSES

In 2016, the online ‘Comic News’ issued stamp-ready envelopes supporting Bernie Sanders’ campaign for U.S. president. The California-based company has also issued similar envelopes featuring past presidents Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon.

Sanders has also been backed by three other national unions, including National Nurses United; the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America; and the National Union of Healthcare Workers.

On Feb. 22, Sanders “claimed a major victory in the Nevada caucuses,” according to a story published that day by The New York Times, which added the victory “demonstrated his broad appeal in the first racially diverse state in the presidential primary race and established him as the clear front-runner for the Democratic nomination.”

He’s “the runaway front-runner for the Democratic nomination,” according to another story published Feb. 24 by the National Review.

LOSSES ON SUPER TUESDAY

By early March, however, Sanders’ campaign took a turn in the other direction after losing most Super Tuesday states to Joe Biden, according to a report by the New York Times. The story quotes Sanders as saying he was “disappointed” with the results, which saw the presidential hopeful lose to Biden throughout the southern states as well as in Massachusetts and Minnesota.

“Next week’s run of primaries represents a far smaller delegate haul, but Michigan — with 125 delegates — is a critical general election state and an indicator to Democrats of a candidate’s broader appeal,” reads as March 4 story by Politico. “A loss there could significantly undermine his electability argument.”

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