Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign Staff Just Unionized. Will it help?

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With her poll numbers in (mostly) single digits, Elizabeth Warren’s campaign needs a boost. Maybe a union will help?

In most polls, Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA] is trailing badly behind Democrat frontrunners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.

For many, despite her progressive bona fides with many liberals constituencies, it seems that Warren’s campaign continues to flounder.



As a result, Warren has needed to make some headlines (other than being called the “original Rachel Dolezal,” as she was last week) to give her sagging campaign a lift.

Enter the IBEW.

“The presidential campaign staff of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has moved to unionize, and campaign management has officially recognized its efforts to form a union without any dispute.”

According to HuffPost, the Warren campaign recognized an IBEW local (2320) in New Hampshire (as opposed to any of the Massachusetts). It is not clear why, however.



According to New Hampshire’s Union Leader, the campaign workers considered the Teamsters and the Campaign Workers Guild and, ultimately, decided on the IBEW.

The workers come from several early presidential states: 36 in New Hampshire, 48 in Iowa, 22 in Nevada and four in South Carolina as well as 96 from Massachusetts, where Warren hails from, reports the Union Leader.

Warren’s move to recognize a union for her campaign staff comes nearly three months after rival Bernie Sanders’ campaign staff unionized with the United Food & Commercial Workers.

Although Democratic frontrunner and former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign has stated it would “welcome” its staff unionizing, it has also stated that the campaign believes a union is unnecessary.

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