Two former rivals for the Democratic nomination are now teaming up to take on Donald Trump and his anti-worker plan for America. Flanked by signs reading “Stronger Together,” Bernie Sanders stood on a stage with Hillary Clinton and pledged to “do everything I can to make certain that she will be the next president of the United States.”
Clinton will formally become the Democratic nominee for president at the Democratic National Convention later this month in Philadelphia.
“We now have the coalition we’ll need for working people to carry Hillary Clinton to victory in November,” said IAM International President Bob Martinez. “We thank Sen. Sanders for the campaign he ran, and the champion he’s been and will continue to be for working families. The activism and involvement he’s inspired in the political process, especially among young people, will only make us stronger as a movement.”
Clinton showed why she’s earned the support of Sanders – the former competitors echoed each other on everything from trade and college affordability to workers’ rights and the gender pay gap.
“We’re going to say no to attacks on working families, and no to bad trade deals and unfair trade practices, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership,” Clinton told a rousing crowd in Portsmouth, NH.
Meanwhile, at Trump’s Taj Mahal Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ, members of Unite Here Local 54 continued to strike for fair wages and benefits.
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