Ex-Sanders staffer joins Clinton team
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGeorge Takei: US has hit a new low under Trump Democrats slam Puerto Rico governor over 'shameful' comments, back protesters Matt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' MORE’s presidential campaign has hired two new staffers with close ties to organized labor.

Clinton has named Lori D’Orazio and Michele Gilliam deputy labor campaign directors, Reuters reported Tuesday.


Gilliam is a former staffer for Bernie SandersBernie SandersBullock: I would not have endorsed health care for undocumented immigrants on debate stage Harris faces pressure to define policy proposals Biden campaign rips 'Medicare for All,' calls on Dems to protect Affordable Care Act MORE's presidential campaign. She also formerly served as an organizer for a local chapter of the Transport Workers Union.

D’Orazio is joining Clinton’s team after working with the AFL-CIO, America’s largest labor organization, as well as the United Auto Workers Union.

Clinton’s campaign hopes the pair will help mobilize organized labor support in battleground states before the general presidential election.

The AFL-CIO voted last month to endorse Clinton, following the path of several other top unions across the nation.

Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, also has the backing of the National Education Association and the Service Employees International Union.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Top Democrat insists country hasn't moved on from Mueller MORE has also sought support from labor unions, heavily criticizing international trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, called Trump “a fraud” on the issue of trade policy during an MSNBC interview last week.