Biden campaign says it would 'welcome' staff unionizing

Biden campaign says it would 'welcome' staff unionizing
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump endorses Ken Paxton over George P. Bush in Texas attorney general race GOP lawmakers request Cuba meeting with Biden For families, sending money home to Cuba shouldn't be a political football MORE's presidential campaign says he would “welcome it” if campaign staff formed a union, but said the campaign aims to offer good enough pay and benefits to make it unnecessary, according to The Associated Press.

“We are confident that the work environment, pay and benefits will meet the standards that a union would normally have to bargain for,” Biden spokesman TJ Ducklo told the AP. “But, of course, if staff decided they wanted to unionize, the vice president would welcome it.”

Ducklo told the news service the campaign would pay a minimum wage of $15 and offer health insurance.


Biden, who formally announced his third presidential campaign on April 25, has touted his labor bona fides on the campaign trail, calling himself a “union man."

President TrumpDonald TrumpCuban embassy in Paris attacked by gasoline bombs Trump Jr. inches past DeSantis as most popular GOP figure in new poll: Axios Trump endorses Ken Paxton over George P. Bush in Texas attorney general race MORE lashed out last week at the International Association of Fire Fighters for endorsing the former vice president.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGOP sees debt ceiling as its leverage against Biden Democrats brace for slog on Biden's spending plan To break the corporate tax logjam, tax overinflated CEO pay MORE’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign became the first to officially unionize this week after announcing the formation of the union earlier this year.

“We are proud of our workers and proud to uphold Bernie's commitment to collective bargaining rights and a strong labor movement,” said campaign manager Faiz Shakir. “Together, we have achieved some of the strongest standards for campaign workers in history and set the bar higher for the next generation of campaigners.

Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellTech executives increased political donations amid lobbying push Justice in legal knot in Mo Brooks, Trump case Mo Brooks's Jan. 6 defense raises questions about official immunity and DOJ strategy MORE (D-Calif.) said last month his presidential campaign had also unionized, although it was unclear whether the campaign had struck a deal. “We are recognizing them as members of the Teamsters Local 238,” Swalwell said April 10 during a speech at North America's Building Trades Unions' annual conference.