NEWS: Sanders Statement on Passage of Legislation Averting Nationwide Rail Strike

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed legislation to avert a nationwide rail strike, while failing to pass an amendment to guarantee paid sick days to rail workers: “I’m proud that the House of Representatives passed legislation to guarantee seven days of paid sick leave for all rail

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NEWS: Sanders, Gillibrand, Baldwin, Booker, Brown, Markey, Merkley, Padilla, Reed, Smith, Warren, and Whitehouse Joint Statement on Senate Taking Up Sick Leave For Rail Workers

WASHINGTON, November 30 – Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) on Wednesday issued the following joint statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation averting a rail

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Meet the new leaders of the Senate health panel: Bernie and Cassidy

By: Rachel Roubein; Washington Post Meet the new leaders of the Senate health panel: Bernie and Cassidy The Senate’s top health panel is entering a new era of leadership. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) are likely to take the reins, with both lawmakers announcing yesterday their intentions to pursue top spots on the Senate HELP Committee next year. Though not yet official, it’s

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Bernie Sanders Calls Out Amazon, Bezos in Black Friday Message to Workers

By: Fatima Khaled; Newsweek Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont called out Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos on Friday as he expressed solidarity with workers protesting worldwide against the retail giant for better working conditions. “On #BlackFriday, I stand in solidarity with Amazon workers who are on strikes & walkouts all over the world. If Amazon can afford to

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