Booker campaign staffers unionize

Booker campaign staffers unionize
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Approximately 60 staffers on Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony Booker2020 Democrats recognize Pronouns Day Third-quarter fundraising sets Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg apart The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump seeks distance from Syria crisis MORE's (D-N.J.) 2020 presidential campaign have unionized. 

The nonmanagement, nonsupervisory workers chose Teamsters Local 238 to represent them, according to a Tuesday statement. 

“Like many working men and women in the U.S. the staff of political campaigns experience pressures on the job and like all workers in America, these campaign staffers deserve to have a strong voice on the job,” Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said in the statement. “The Teamsters Union has a proven record when it comes to delivering on strong contracts for all of our members.”

Booker's campaign said in a Tuesday statement that it voluntarily recognized the union.

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“I’m thrilled that the Teamsters have earned majority support to serve as our campaign workers’ union representatives,” said campaign manager Addisu Demissie in the statement.

"Cory Booker has a longstanding relationship with the Teamsters and organized labor and we share common goals, like rewarding hard work with a living wage and good benefits," Demissie added. "We are proud to become a unionized campaign and celebrate this step forward together."

Over the next few weeks, Booker's campaign will work on a collective bargaining agreement, according to the campaign's statement. 

The Teamsters said in their statement that they "applaud" Booker for recognizing the union. 

Employees of other 2020 presidential campaigns, including those for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — House Dems change drug pricing bill to address progressive concerns | Top Republican rejects Dem proposal on surprise medical bills | Vaping group launches Fox News ad blitz Democrats have reason to worry after the last presidential debate Krystal Ball on Sanders debate performance: 'He absolutely hit it out of the park' MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenButtigieg tweeted support for 'Medicare for All' in 2018 Overnight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — House Dems change drug pricing bill to address progressive concerns | Top Republican rejects Dem proposal on surprise medical bills | Vaping group launches Fox News ad blitz Hillicon Valley: FCC approves T-Mobile-Sprint merger | Dems wrangle over breaking up Big Tech at debate | Critics pounce as Facebook's Libra stumbles | Zuckerberg to be interviewed by Fox News | Twitter details rules for political figures' tweets MORE (D-Mass.) have also unionized.