Unions split over Sanders and Clinton
18 February 2016 8:51 pm
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are pitching wildly for the blue collar vote.
According to The Hill, Clinton has racked up endorsements from 18 unions, including the Service Employees International Union and the National Education Association, while Sanders has garnered just three union endorsements.
Unions have also have given more than $6.3 million to an array of Clinton-aligned organizations.
But the interesting part is that the AFL-CIO is refusing to endorse Clinton. According to the Huffington Post, the president of the AFL-CIO labor federation Richard Trumka says the body will remain neutral on the presidential primaries.
That’s a coup for Sanders because it means Clinton hasn’t locked away Big Labour’s vote. Clinton might have secured various union endorsements but backing from the AFL-CIO is the most potent of all. And it's not going to Clinton, at least not yet.
And that means anything is possible in this election campaign