SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The ILWU’s International Executive Board has voted to endorse U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders for President.
“Bernie Sanders is the best candidate for America’s working families,” said ILWU International President Robert McEllrath. “Bernie is best on the issues that matter most to American workers: better trade agreements, support for unions, fair wages, free tuition for students at public colleges, Medicare for all, fighting a corrupt campaign finance system and confronting the power of Wall Street that’s making life harder for most Americans.”
Many longshore union members have expressed enthusiastic support for Sanders at the local level.
The ILWU represents approximately 50,000 women and men who work in Divisions representing workers in Canada and Panama.