Iron workers union endorses Bernie Sanders – The Union Leader
MANCHESTER — The International Association of Iron Workers Local 7 is endorsing Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
The union represents more than 3,000 workers in New Hampshire and northern New England.
Steve Williams, business agent and industry analyst for the Iron Workers Local 7, said in a statement that his union supports Sanders because he will “put workers and working families first.”
“Whether it’s his support for a $15 minimum wage, his willingness to take on Wall Street or his commitment to getting corporate money out of politics, Bernie’s vision for America is our vision,” Williams said. “We will work hard to help him win New Hampshire, and then go on to ignite the political revolution our country needs.”
The support follows Sanders’s endorsement last week by the State Employees’ Association of New Hampshire, SEIU Local 1984, which represents about 11,500 people in New Hampshire.
It also signals a push to win over organized labor by his campaign as the Granite State remains a close race between the top two Democrats — Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Clinton was endorsed last week by the national Service Employees International Union. She has also picked up endorsements from the National Education Association-NH and the American Federation of Teachers.