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Postal Workers Union Endorses Bernie Sanders
Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won the endorsement of the American Postal Workers Union on Thursday, giving the self-described democratic socialist a boost as he seeks more support from organized labor in the Democratic primary.

Postal Union Endorses Sanders, Citing Efforts to Save USPS
The largest union for government postal workers in the United States has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president, giving a boost to the Democratic candidate’s slim labor endorsement list.

Postal Workers Endorse Austerity-Foe Bernie Sanders
The APWU endorsement recalls the historic “reward our friends” calculus, as Sanders has for years been an ardent congressional advocate for postal workers and the United States Postal Service. Long before he considered presidential politics, the senator from Vermont was arguing against the austerity economics that seeks to balance the books by cutting public services. An ardent foe of privatization, he as well has championed the expansion of its mission, backing innovative initiatives such as postal banking.

Postal Union Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
While no other presidential candidate has discussed postal issues nearly as much as Sanders, Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, has touted throughout his campaign his father’s employment as a letter carrier. On Sanders’ motion to reverse Postal Service plant closures earlier this year, presidential candidates and Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., were among the 11 lawmakers opposed. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., voted in favor of Sanders’ resolution, while Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, did not vote. 

Why the Postal Workers Union Sided with Bernie Sanders Over Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders snagged the en­dorse­ment of the 200,000-mem­ber Amer­ic­an Postal Work­ers Uni­on on Thursday, giv­ing the Ver­mont sen­at­or a much-needed boost in his in­sur­gent bid to de­feat Hil­lary Clin­ton, who leads the race for labor sup­port.

U.S. Postal Workers Union Backs Sanders' Presidential Bid
The U.S. postal workers union on Thursday endorsed Bernie Sanders in his bid for the White House, delivering a boost to the Vermont senator's underdog campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.The American Postal Workers Union, which represents more than 200,000 postal service workers and retirees, praised Sanders as a champion of workers. It is the second national union to endorse him.

Labor for Bernie Means Headaches for Hillary - Bloomberg Politics
In August, Sanders scored his first national union endorsement, from National Nurses United. The American Postal Workers Union followed suit Thursday, urging members to join Labor For Bernie because, its president Mark Dimondstein said in a statement, "Politics as usual has not worked."

Sanders Snags Endorsement from Postal Workers Union
The American Postal Workers Union formally endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Thursday, with Union President Mark Dimondstein describing the Democratic Presidential candidate as “a leader in the fight to protect the public Postal Service.”

Sanders Earns Major Endorsement at ‘Critical’ Time
Former Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, needing to gain some of the momentum back in the 2016 election cycle after Hillary Clinton's rise in the polls, has just snagged a major endorsement from the American Postal Workers Union. The APWU represents over 200,000 current and former employees.

Sanders Gets Postal Union Backing
In a boost for the underdog, Bernie Sanders landed the presidential endorsement of the American Postal Workers Union Thursday, based on his record as “a true champion” for workers, union President Mark Dimondstein said.

Postal Workers Union Delivers Its Endorsement to Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the White House just received a major boost thanks to his second significant union endorsement, with the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) throwing its weight behind the Vermont senator.

Bernie Snags Another HUGE Union Endorsement
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders got his biggest union endorsement thus far Thursday as the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) announced its support for his candidacy.

Postal Goes Sanders
Insurgent socialist presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders scored a coveted endorsement from one of the largest public sector unions in the country on Thursday.

American Postal Workers Union Endorses Sanders for President
Citing his “deep understanding of postal issues and workers’ concerns,” the American Postal Workers Union has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sander’s bid for the presidency.

Bernie Sanders Nabs His Biggest Labor Endorsement Yet
Bernie Sanders picked up his biggest labor union endorsement yet from the American Postal Workers Union, which represents more than 250,000 active and retired postal workers across the country.

Why Bernie Sanders’ Postal Workers Endorsement Makes Perfect Sense
Bernie Sanders this week picked up a major endorsement from the American Postal Workers Union. It’s a significant step for a presidential candidate whose unexpected campaign success has been propelled largely by his populist appeal. Sanders’ union boost comes on the heels of a number of high profile labor pick-ups from his chief rival for the Democratic presidential nomination. 

Postal Workers Back Sanders for Presidential Nomination
Bernie Sanders is “leader in the fight to protect the public Postal Service,” Mark Dimondstein, president of the 200k-member American Postal Workers Union, says in statement. 

Sanders Lands Key Postal Workers Union Endorsement
In a statement, APWU president Mark Dimondstein, whose group counts some 200,000 postal employees, called Sanders a “true champion” for union rights and said his members will back the Vermont Senator because they’re tired of the status quo.

Sanders Beats Out Clinton for Postal Workers Endorsement
Bernie Sanders picked up a major union endorsement Thursday from the American Postal Workers Union, or APWU.

Sanders Scores Postal Union Endorsement
The American Postal Workers Union, with more than 200,000 members, endorsed Bernie Sanders on Thursday, giving the Democratic presidential candidate his biggest union endorsement of the campaign.

Postal Workers Union Just Endorsed Bernie Sanders – And It’s a Big Deal
Bernie Sanders just got a considerable boost from the "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night" set. The American Postal Workers Union Thursday announced on Thursday that it had endorsed the Vermont senator's run for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, giving him a solid vote of confidence as he races rival frontrunner Hillary Clinton to capture the support of major labor unions ahead of the primaries.

Sanders Scores Biggest Union Endorsement of His Campaign
Bernie Sanders' push to let post offices offer banking services -- which supporters say would help poor and rural Americans -- may have just won him his biggest union endorsement yet. The American Postal Workers Union announced their endorsement of Sanders Thursday, giving the insurgent Democratic candidate a small boost at a critical moment as his campaign tries to find its way.

Postal Workers' Union Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
The APWU, which represents more than 200,000 current and retired US postal workers and close to 2,000 private sector mail workers, cited Sanders' work in preventing the closure of mail processing facilities and post offices for the endorsement, as well as his spearheading of a "sense of the Senate resolution" in January to improve delivery response time for the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Postal Workers' Union Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
The union's decision gives Sanders more organizational strength and a boost heading into the second Democratic debate in Iowa on Saturday. It comes as the Vermont senator has sought to halt a string of labor endorsements to Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Postal Workers Give Sanders Stamp of Approval
On Thursday, Sanders, an independent U.S. senator from Vermont running as a Democrat, was shipped an endorsement from the American Postal Workers Union. That union has membership of more than 200,000 people.

Postal Workers Union Endorses Sanders
It's a significant step for a presidential candidate whose unexpected campaign success has been propelled largely by his populist appeal. "No other candidate has his record of standing with workers on picket lines, fighting for a $15 per hour minimum wage, supporting free public college tuition, and advocating for veterans" benefits", said Dimondstein.

Postal Workers Union Backs Sanders’ Presidential Bid
Sanders has always been a vocal backer of a robust postal service, particularly during the postal reform debate of recent years.

Nov. 16 - Interview with APWU President Mark Dimondstein begins at about 44:30
Thom discusses the world’s reaction following Friday’s terrorist attack in Paris with The Independent Institute’s Ivan Eland and CAIR’s Nezar Hamze, how climate change and terrorism are connected with professor Christian Parenti, and the latest union endorsement for Bernie Sanders with the American Postal Workers Union’s Mark Dimondstein.

Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me [APWU’s endorsement is the subject of the third question.]

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