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Yang campaign recognizes union for its workers

Yang campaign recognizes union for its workers
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Staffers on Andrew YangAndrew YangPelosi spars with CNN's Blitzer over COVID-19 aid: 'You really don't know what you're talking about' The shape of guaranteed income Biden's latest small business outreach is just ... awful MORE’s presidential bid announced Thursday they are unionizing, a move the campaign management said it is recognizing.

The announcement came after staffers in Iowa and Nevada, two crucial early caucus states, signed cards with the Campaign Workers Guild (CWG).

“Today marks a victory not only for our workers, but for campaign staff across the country asking for improved labor provisions, asking for appreciation as a collective whole and asking for a chance to be recognized as more than simply an employee,” said Chad Comey, a Yang campaign field organizer and CWG member.

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The campaign welcomed the staffers’ move, saying it is “excited” to ensure that “employees’ voices are heard.” 

“Andrew Yang is a strong believer in the rights of employees to come together and have a voice in their workplaces,” said campaign chief Nick Ryan. “He believes that those rights are the cornerstone of an economy that puts humanity first, and that we need to rewrite the rules of the 21st century to ensure that those rules are strengthened and protected.”

“Our campaign is excited to be able to live our values,” Ryan continued. 

Yang, an entrepreneur, has cast himself as a strong ally of labor groups as he centers his campaign around the threats posed to workers by mechanization.

His campaign released a plan last year that says Yang would, among other things, defend the collective bargaining rights of workers and enable the National Labor Relations Board to fine companies that illegally obstruct union formation.  

Democratic presidential candidates have put a premium on gaining support from labor groups as the party works to win back working-class voters who traditionally vote for Democrats, but flipped to President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska NYT: Trump had 7 million in debt mostly tied to Chicago project forgiven MORE in 2016. 

Staffers on several other campaigns, including those of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska Jeff Daniels narrates new Biden campaign ad for Michigan MORE, Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOvernight Defense: Dems want hearing on DOD role on coronavirus vaccine | US and India sign data-sharing pact | American citizen kidnapped in Niger Conservative operatives Wohl, Burkman charged in Ohio over false robocalls Senate Democrats want hearing on Pentagon vaccine effort MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersIntercept bureau chief says congressional progressives looking to become stronger force in 2021 Obama book excerpt: 'Hard to deny my overconfidence' during early health care discussions Americans have a choice: Socialized medicine or health care freedom MORE (I-Vt.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegConservative operatives Wohl, Burkman charged in Ohio over false robocalls LGBTQ voters must show up at the polls, or risk losing progress Buttigieg says it's time to 'turn the page' on Trump administration MORE, have already unionized.