Major Union Endorses Sanders Ahead of the New York Primary

The Transport Workers Union Local 100, which represents 42,000 workers in New York, has endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders. The union announced the endorsement on Wednesday morning, less than a week before New York's Democratic primary.


Sanders stopped by the union hall to receive the endorsement and cited his commitment to the kind infrastructure investment that would improve public transportation. "We need the best mass transportation system in the world, it is essential to our economy," said Sanders.

Sanders' union hall appearance was not his only labor-related stop of the day. He also joined striking Verizon workers on the picket line in Brooklyn. Verizon's strike is the biggest United States work stoppage since 2011.

You can watch Sanders' acceptance of the endorsement below via MSNBC:

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