Bernie Lands First Endorsement From National Union

Politico reports:

Bernie Sanders won his first endorsement from a national union on Monday, becoming the second presidential candidate to do so in the 2020 primary. The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, a 35,000-member union, announced that it is backing Sanders at its convention in Pittsburgh.

Sanders delivered a speech to the union’s members on Monday before they voted to endorse him, saying corporate greed “is an illness, it is an addiction — and if the corporate CEOs don’t get the treatment that they need, we will provide the treatment for them.”

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the only other 2020 candidate who’s received a nod from a national union: the International Association of Fire Fighters, a much larger group with more than 300,000 members.