American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Washington endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for president. AFT Washington represents 6,500 members in Washington.
“I am honored to have the endorsement of AFT Washington,” said Sanders. “Together, we will make transformative investments in our children, our educators, and our schools.”
Today’s endorsement follows those from other major labor groups including the Inlandboatmen’s Union (IBU), UFCW Local 21, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), National Nurses United (NNU), SEA/SEIU 1984, New Hampshire American Postal Workers (NH APWU), United Electrical, Radio, & Machine Workers of America (UE), and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU). Sanders has the most labor endorsements of any candidate running for President.
A strong, unwavering advocate for unions across all sectors, Sanders has the most thorough and extensive plan of any presidential hopeful to strengthen rights for American workers and the labor movement, laid out in his Workplace Democracy Plan.
Last week, Bernie 2020 launched its first TV ad in Washington. The ad features Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the full ad can be seen here.