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John Briley
Post Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:59 pm

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With the recent announcement that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has endorsed Hillary Clinton,......

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/17/us-usa-election-clinton-seiu-idUSKCN0T626Q20151117#Dwc7HITgPyikgbLv.97

U.S. service employees union, with 2 million members, endorses Clinton

Reuters / Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015

Excerpt:

U.S. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Tuesday won the endorsement of the two-million-member SEIU labor union as she seeks her party's nomination for the November 2016 election.

The endorsement of the Service Employees International Union gives momentum to Clinton's bid to woo labor, a key Democratic constituency, and avert a damaging primary fight.

Leaders from the union "collectively agreed that the best choice for our union was to endorse Clinton," said SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry.


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SEIU Endorses Hillary Clinton for President>

http://www.seiu.org

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Read Press Release:

http://www.seiu.org/2015/11/seiu-endorses-hillary-clinton-for-president

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Watch Hillary Clinton's message to SEIU members on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN5Mjfpngt8



Raises the question who will the,.....



and....

Who will the,....

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AFL-CIO Endorse?
http://www.aflcio.org


the bigger question remains,....

Who will,.....

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UFCW I.U. President Marc Perrone, including the I.U.'s Executive Committee and I.U. V.P.'s Endorse?
http://www.ufcw.org


BTW,.... we can't forget,......

Who will,....

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Change To Win Endorse?
http://www.changetowin.org/about


Now we must wait and see!
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John Briley
Post Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:01 pm

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@ UFCW I.U. President Marc Perrone and the UFCW I.U.'s Position is going to be who?????

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/labor-union-endorses-hillary-clinton_56549936e4b0d4093a594426

Hillary Clinton Nabs Another Big Endorsement

With the backing of yet another major union, the Democratic front-runner pulls further ahead of Bernie Sanders in labor support.

Dave Jamieson Labor Reporter, The Huffington Post

Posted: 11/24/2015 01:02 PM EST | Edited: 1 hour ago

Hillary Clinton just locked down another endorsement from a major labor union as she seeks the Democratic nomination for president, solidifying her hold on organized labor's backing in the primary.

The Laborers' International Union of North America, or LIUNA, announced Tuesday that it would be throwing its weight behind the front-runner, rather than Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) or former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. The union said in a statement that it arrived at the decision after a membership poll and a vote by the union's executive board.

"LIUNA members are deeply concerned about the direction of our country and are looking for a real leader who will create good jobs, rebuild our country, and grow our economy," Terry O’Sullivan, the union's president, said in a statement. "Secretary Clinton’s record proves that she is a tough and tested fighter for our nation and for working men and women."

LIUNA has roughly a half-million members working mostly in the construction and building trades. In response to the announcement, the Clinton campaign said the candidate was "honored" to have the endorsement and would "fight to increase investment in our infrastructure."

The LIUNA announcement continues a trend of Clinton securing backing from the largest U.S. unions and doing so early in the 2016 race. Still two and a half months out from the Iowa caucuses, Clinton has already received endorsements from unions representing a strong majority of the country's unionized workers.

The decision by unions to line up behind Clinton has stung for the Sanders campaign. The Vermont senator and self-described democratic socialist has been a staunch ally of organized labor throughout his more than two decades in Congress, and he counts many passionate supporters among the rank-and-file union workforce. A wing of the Sanders campaign called Labor for Bernie has tried unsuccessfully to convince several unions to hold off on their early endorsements for Clinton.

The share of workers in the U.S. who belong to a union may be shrinking, but organized labor remains a political force in elections, lending their considerable ground game to the candidates they support. With the threats posed to organized labor by a GOP-occupied White House, some unions are probably rallying around Clinton quickly in hopes of having a strong and clear candidate for the general election.

So far, Sanders has won the endorsements of just two national unions -- National Nurses United, which represents 185,000 workers, and the American Postal Workers Union, which has 200,000 members. A number of local unions have also opted to endorse Sanders independent of their nationals.

Clinton, meanwhile, has won endorsements from some of the largest public-sector unions -- the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, which together boast 4.6 million members, as well as the 1.6 million-member American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. Just last week, she got the endorsement of the Service Employees International Union, which represents 2 million workers in the service sector and has spearheaded the Fight for $15 campaign in the fast-food industry.


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http://www.liuna.org/news/story/liuna-endorses-secretary-clinton-for-president

LIUNA Endorses Secretary Clinton for President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: (202) 942-2246 or communications@liuna.org

Washington, D.C. (November 24, 2015) – Following a deliberative and democratic process to thoroughly consider the opinions and the views of LIUNA members; including a membership poll and a vote of the General Executive Board, Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA, made the following statement today on the endorsement of Secretary Clinton:

LIUNA is proud to endorse Secretary Clinton for President of the United States. The strong, proud and united members of LIUNA will be on the frontlines of the 2016 elections; on the streets, knocking on doors, making calls and encouraging family, friends, and neighbors to elect Hillary Clinton as the 45th President of the United States.

LIUNA members and leadership believe that Secretary Clinton is the right leader to move our country forward and the most qualified candidate to address the many challenges facing the United States.

LIUNA members are deeply concerned about the direction of our country and are looking for a real leader who will create good jobs, rebuild our country, and grow our economy. Secretary Clinton’s record proves that she is a tough and tested fighter for our nation and for working men and women.

LIUNA is eager to work with Secretary Clinton, as the next President of the United States, to help enact legislation and promote policies that provide long-term investment in America’s roads and bridges, and encourage a real all-of-the-above approach to energy development. We also look forward to working with Secretary Clinton on repeal of the so-called Cadillac tax, fair postal reform, and policies that protect pensions and support public employees.


@ UFCW I.U. President Marc Perrone, based on the length of time it's taking you to make a decision re: the following,......

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http://forums.uncharted.ca/viewtopic.php?t=2314&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

As you all are fully aware of, we are approaching 9 months and counting, since UFCW Local 770 and the UFCW I.U. received the 203 Objections to the 2015 UFCW Local 770 Officers Election!

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Legal Disclaimer:

All individuals, company's, and organizations listed in the twenty-three (23) pages, containing the two hundred-three (203) objections, are innocent until proven guilty, in a court of law.

http://www.uncharted.ca/images/users/ssigurdur/ufcw770_203_charges.pdf


The UFCW I.U. may have run out of time re: their 2016 Presidential Endorsed candidate!

and you say what??????
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John Briley
Post Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:00 pm

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/27/us-usa-election-labor-idUSKBN0TG11Y20151127#08ltGXoSgRouuLc8.97

Clinton wins union endorsements but still struggles to win over hearts

NEW YORK | BY LUCIANA LOPEZ

Reuters / Politics | Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:51am EST

Excerpt:

In the race for union endorsements, Clinton has more than a dozen from national unions, representing more than 10 million members. By contrast, Sanders has notched two national endorsements, for about 385,000 members.

But in many cases, there have been divisions within unions. Dozens of interviews with rank-and-file members show Sanders generating more passionate support based on his years of walking picket lines, attending social gatherings and intervening in labor disputes.

Even so, Clinton may have little trouble securing the Democratic nomination. Her commanding lead over Sanders has widened in recent weeks, but the passion gap indicates Clinton has more work to do in wooing union workers.

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John Briley
Post Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:45 pm

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I was curious as to the time frame when our UFCW I.U. declared their Presidential endorsement for the 2008 and 2012 Presidential campaigns?

First let's start with 2008.

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http://www.ufcw.org/category/politic/elections/2008-presidential-election/page/6/

UFCW ENDORSES OBAMA

Feb 14, 2008

Washington — For the 1.3 million members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), the 2008 Presidential election is about restoring the American dream for America’s workers. UFCW members are energized to seize this opportunity to change America and restore the American Dream for workers and their families.

The UFCW has a powerful presence and a strong organization in key primary states such as Wisconsin, Hawaii, Texas and Ohio. We are the largest union of young workers with more than forty percent of our members under the age of thirty. Senator Obama’s message of changing hope into reality has inspired our members, particularly our young members, across the country.

We have the utmost respect for Senator Clinton and her tireless efforts on behalf of working people. And while both Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have a vision to change America, we believe that Senator Obama is the best candidate to build a movement to unite our country that will deliver the type of change that is needed – for good jobs, affordable health care, retirement security and worker safety.

Our country requires a change—change that restores America to a place of opportunity and security, where hard work is respected and those who do it are protected.

Our country requires change that brings the security working people require to improve their lives and the lives of their children and grandchildren.

Senator Obama understands the needs of working people. As a community organizer, he understands that America must restore the balance between working America and corporate America. He will fight to level the playing field on behalf of workers across our country. He will fight to regain the rights and protections workers have lost after too many years of the Bush Administration.

UFCW will be mobilizing, organizing and energizing our members, their friends and families to make Senator Obama not just the Democratic nominee, but the next President of the United States.

We are talking about the dreams of meatpackers and food processors working long hours to ensure that the dreams of their sons and daughters for college and a better life become a reality. We are talking about giving life to the dreams of cashiers and clerks in retail and grocery stores. That is what this election is about. It is about the dreams of hard working people across this country. Men and women who deserve to have their elected officials work as hard as they do.

It is Senator Obama who is best positioned, and who has the best policies, to make these dreams a reality. Senator Obama is the candidate of the American dream.


Now let's take a look back to 2012.

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http://www.ufcw.org/category/politic/elections/2012election/page/7/

UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS INTERNATIONAL UNION ENDORSES OBAMA 2012

Oct 20, 2011

(Washington, D.C.) – The following is a statement issued by United Food and Commercial Workers International Union President Joseph T. Hansen:

“”The 1.3 million members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) are ready to fight for the future of our country and to stand with leaders who will stand up for working families. President Barack Obama is that leader.

“”I am proud to announce that the UFCW is endorsing President Obama’s reelection campaign because our members understand how much is at stake in this election. President Obama has stood up for the jobless, the uninsured, the middle class taxpayer, Medicare recipients, working women, and accountability from Wall Street. UFCW members are ready to mobilize for the president and to elect more leaders who will stand with him in Congress and statehouses across the country.

“”Cashiers and grocery workers are ready to stand up to elect leaders who will ensure good jobs stay in their communities and that their children can achieve their dream for a better life. Meatpackers and food processors are ready to stand up to elect leaders who will keep fighting to hold Wall Street gamblers accountable to the home owners and retirees who have invested in their future and deserve security and honesty from financial institutions.

“”Working families are struggling during this recession – a recession created by Bush-era tax breaks, lack of financial regulation and unnecessary military escalation. Turning our economy around is going to take a tremendous effort – an effort that must be led by a president who speaks for the 99 percent of Americans who clock into work every morning, instead of those who simply watch stock tickers all day.

“”UFCW members are energized because corporate-backed politicians at the federal and state level have launched an all-out assault on working people. President Obama is fighting back.

“”UFCW members have never stopped fighting back in statehouses and in their communities. They are ready to win the fight for the White House in 2012. The UFCW will be mobilizing, organizing and energizing our members, their friends and families to keep President Obama in the White House and to elect a Congress that works hard for hard working Americans. Ours is an enthusiastic choice to stand with President Obama as he fights against political opposition that seeks to enrich a select few at the expense of millions of regular Americans.””


Well,..... since October has passed, maybe President Perrone is waiting for February 2016 to declare???

The bigger question is,...... Can President Perrone make a decision in such a short time?
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John Briley
Post Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:56 pm

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/12/03/us-usa-election-clinton-idUSKBN0TM0CJ20151203

Clinton secures major labor endorsements from building trades

Reuters / By Amanda Becker / Thu Dec 3, 2015 11:30am EST

Excerpt:

The labor organization representing the U.S. building trades on Thursday endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, giving her the backing of national labor groups that represent more than 11 million workers.

North America's Building Trades President Sean McGarvey praised a $275 billion infrastructure plan Clinton announced this week as "robust, yet entirely practical."

The building trades group is an alliance of 14 unions that represent 3 million skilled craft professionals. One of its member unions, the International Heat and Frost Insulators, endorsed Clinton this week.




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http://www.bctd.org/Newsroom/Press-Releases-and-Speeches/Press-Releases/North-America-s-Building-Trades-Issue-Formal-Endor.aspx

North America's Building Trades Issue Formal Endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President

12/3/2015
December 3, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Tom Owens
202-756-4623
towens@bctd.org

North America's Building Trades Issue Formal Endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President

WASHINGTON, DC -- North America's Building Trades formally endorsed Hillary Clinton's campaign for President this morning.

"Today, North America's Building Trades are proud to endorse Hillary Clinton's campaign for President," said Sean McGarvey, the organization's president. "In these times of international strife and uncertainty, our nation needs a leader with the toughness, strength, intelligence and experience to successfully steer the United States through tumultuous waters. Here at home, we trust that Secretary Clinton will always do what's best for America's working families."

The Building Trades' endorsement closely follows the release of Secretary Clinton’s infrastructure plan, Building Tomorrow’s Economy Today. The comprehensive five-year, $275 billion plan would allocate $250 billion to direct public investment and place $25 billion in a national infrastructure bank dedicated to maintaining the country's competitive advantage in the 21st century economy. The infrastructure plan, which supports an additional $225 billion in financing through the infrastructure bank, would result in up to $500 billion in critical infrastructure investments over the next five years. The Building Trades and "Hardhats for Hillary" will advocate for successful implementation of this proposal in all 50 states so that voters are educated on the choice before them. Together, we can put America back to work.

"Secretary Clinton's work on behalf of Building Trades workers and their families is unquestioned," said McGarvey. "Her infrastructure plan is further proof that she understands that the state of our nation's infrastructure is a bellwether for the health of the American economy and for the economic prospects of American workers. We commend Secretary Clinton for putting forth a robust, yet entirely practical plan. She acknowledges, in stark contrast to the other candidates in this presidential race, that this is a national problem which requires a bold, national, and realistic solution, not a pie-in-the-sky dream or a piecemeal approach."
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www.BuildingTrades.org
www.Facebook.com/NorthAmericasBuildingTradesUnions
@BldgTrdsUnions

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John Briley
Post Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:28 pm

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http://bigstory.ap.org/urn:publicid:ap.org:d7bb7d279afb44b3b9b77b455960091b

Clinton wins endorsement of federal workers' union

By KEN THOMAS

Dec. 10, 2015 / AP

Excerpt:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday won the endorsement of a union representing federal workers, adding to her labor advantage over rival Bernie Sanders.

American Federation of Government Employees union said it was backing Clinton, a former secretary of state, over the Vermont senator in the Democratic primaries. The union represents 670,000 workers in the federal government and District of Columbia government.


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John Briley
Post Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:18 pm

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-cwa-endorsement_5672e2bfe4b0648fe30274fd

Bernie Sanders Picks Up A Major Union Endorsement

It's his biggest one yet.

Dave Jamieson

Labor Reporter, The Huffington Post / 12/17/2015 12:06 pm ET

Excerpt:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) picked up a major union endorsement for his presidential bid on Thursday after the Communications Workers of America said it's backing the Vermont senator.

CWA represents 700,000 workers, most of them in the telecom industry. The union's previous and longtime president, Larry Cohen, has been part of the Sanders campaign since July.


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http://www.cwa-union.org/news/entry/cwa_endorses_sen_bernie_sanders_for_president#.VnMlvYRllmA

CWA ENDORSES SEN. BERNIE SANDERS FOR PRESIDENT

December 17, 2015

Dec 17, 2015

Washington, D.C. -- Citing the need for a candidate who will break with politics-as-usual and fight for America’s working people, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) voted Thursday to endorse U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders for president in the 2016 election. With 700,000 members, CWA is one of the largest unions in the U.S.

The decision followed a 3-month democratic process, including hundreds of worksite meetings and an online vote by tens of thousands of CWA members on which candidate to endorse.

“CWA members have made a clear choice and a bold stand in endorsing Bernie Sanders for President,” said CWA President Chris Shelton. “I am proud of our democratic process, proud of CWA members, and proud to support the candidate whose vision for America puts working families first. Our politics and economy have favored Wall Street, the wealthy and powerful for too long. CWA members, like voters across America, are saying we can no longer afford business as usual. Bernie has called for a political revolution – and that is just what Americans need today.”

CWA’s 700,000 members represent a cross-section of America’s workers, working in industries spanning telecommunications, airlines, media and broadcast journalism, health care, public service, and manufacturing. The top issues motivating the endorsement of Senator Sanders – taking on the big banks and Wall Street, providing our children with debt-free higher education, getting big money out of politics, rebuilding the labor movement, stopping job-killing trade deals, affordable health care, and retirement security – reflect the priorities cited by our members and all working Americans nationwide ahead of the 2016 election.

Shelton continued : “Bernie Sanders stands with working families against corporate greed, against Wall Street and the big banks, against politics as usual. He stands against the flood of money in politics that’s corrupting our democracy and attacking the right to vote. He knows that we have to take on the rich and powerful special interests to turn around this economy and end the 40 years of stagnant wages that working families have endured.

“He’s the candidate who can do it, and we are going to help him. When CWA endorses a candidate it is just the beginning. Our 700,000 members are fired up, and we are going to work overtime to elect Bernie Sanders as the next President of the United States. ”

CWA members’ endorsement of Sanders mirrors the deep desire among voters for an economy and political system that responds to ordinary Americans. In November, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that 69% of voters in both


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John Briley
Post Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:02 pm

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http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sanders-slams-clintons-union-endorsements/article/2578643

Sanders slams Clinton's union endorsements

By SEAN HIGGINS • 12/17/15 2:37 PM

Washington Examiner

Excerpt:

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., scoffed at the union endorsements that his Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton has gotten, alleging Thursday that the process had not been "democratic," and that had union leaders listened strictly to their rank and file members, he might have won the nods instead.

"Other unions do what they do and that is up to them," Sanders said at the D.C. headquarters of the Communications Workers of America, which backed the senator Thursday. "I don't know what the prospects would have been had there been a democratic poll at those other unions. I think I would have had a good shot."


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Clinton has outpaced Sanders in terms of union endorsements so far in the race, gaining the backing of some of the largest powerful ones.

They include the Service Employees International Union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the American Teachers Federation, the National Education Association, the Laborers International Union of North America and the International Association of Machinists.


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John Briley
Post Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:41 am

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-sanders-data-idUSKBN0U11PM20151219

Politics | Fri Dec 18, 2015

Sanders takes Democratic officials to court in data breach fight

WASHINGTON | BY MEGAN CASSELLA AND JAMES ELEPHANT

Reuters

Excerpt:

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders sued the Democratic National Committee in federal court on Friday to regain access to crucial voter files and accused party leaders of trying to undermine his White House bid and help rival Hillary Clinton.

The DNC had blocked access to the voter data after a Sanders campaign staffer improperly accessed Clinton's voter files. The Sanders campaign said the breach was accidental and fired the staffer, but Clinton's campaign accused its top rival of theft as a bitter political fight broke out between the two camps.

The Sanders lawsuit in U.S. District Court accused the DNC of improperly suspending the campaign's access to the voter data and sought immediate restoration of the access.


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John Briley
Post Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:19 pm

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-sanders-data-idUSKBN0U11PM20151219

Politics | Sat Dec 19, 2015

Sanders regains access to voter files after bitter fight over data breach

WASHINGTON | BY MEGAN CASSELLA AND JAMES ELEPHANT

Reuters

Excerpt:

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders regained access to crucial voter files on Friday after taking the Democratic National Committee to court and accusing party leaders of trying to undermine his White House bid and help rival Hillary Clinton.

The DNC had blocked access to the voter data after a Sanders campaign staffer improperly accessed Clinton's voter files, prompting charges of theft from the Clinton campaign and setting off a bitter political fight in what had been a relatively peaceful Democratic nominating race.

The DNC agreed to restore access to the files after Sanders sued the committee in U.S. District Court, accusing it of improperly suspending the campaign's access to the voter data. The DNC said the Sanders campaign had supplied information about the breach and promised to cooperate with an investigation.


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John Briley
Post Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:39 pm

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It appears that we "may" have to wait until the UFCW I.U. Executive Board meets in February before our I.U. will be able to make a decision on which candidate to endorse?

Mark that as number,......



for their agenda when they meet on,.....

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UFCW I.U. Winter Meetings scheduled for the UFCW I.U's Excecutive Board and Advisory Committee at the following location!

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http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/phxbd-renaissance-phoenix-downtown-hotel/

2016 UFCW International Executive Board & Advisory Committee Winter Meeting

Renaissance Phoenix / Downtown Hotel

Phoenix, Arizona

Tuesday, February 2 thru February 5, 2016

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John Briley
Post Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:49 pm

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http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/la-na-ron-burkle-clintons-20160107-story.html

Ron Burkle raised $10 million for the Clintons. Now, he has almost nothing to do with them.

By Evan Halper / January 7, 2016

LATimes

Excerpt:

As Hillary Clinton and her surrogates scour the country for mega-donors, the one left-leaning billionaire they are not approaching is the one who knows the first couple more intimately than any of the others.

Ron Burkle figures that over the years, he's raised about $10 million for the Clintons at his sprawling Beverly Hills estate. After Bill Clinton left the White House, he and Burkle jetted around the world in an unconventional partnership that netted the former president about $15 million and Burkle entree into the palaces and offices of world dignitaries. For years, when Clinton dropped into Los Angeles, he would only stay at “Ronnie's” place, Greenacres, once owned by silent film star Harold Lloyd. Clinton was fond of the home and its history.

So what's Burkle done for the Clintons lately? Nothing.


For those individuals who may be interested in educating yourselves about Ron Burkle / Yucaipa Companies and his relationship over the years with the UFCW might want to check out,.....

Yucaipa Companies:
http://www.yucaipaco.com

or,.....

Google, Ron Burkle UFCW
https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=ron+burkle+ufcw&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
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John Briley
Post Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:47 pm

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http://www.ufcw.org/2016/01/12/ufcwendorsesclinton/

2016 Presidential Election, Elections, Politics, Press Releases

UFCW Endorses Hillary Clinton For President

Jan 12, 2016

UFCW HIGHLIGHTS LENGTHY MEMBER DRIVEN ENDORSEMENT PROCESS IN ORDER TO SELECT STRONGEST 2016 CANDIDATE

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Since last year, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), the largest private sector union in the nation, has actively engaged and reached out to its 1.3 million diverse members about the issues they care about, and the positions they believe the next President of the United States should embody. Based on the collective opinion of our members, the UFCW is announcing today its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.

Today’s announcement reflects a yearlong commitment made by the UFCW to pursue a thorough presidential endorsement process. As part of this effort, the UFCW conducted a series of nationwide meetings with current members and Local UFCW officers, internal polls of our union members, as well as focus groups with working and middle class non-union families from across the country who currently work or have worked in retail, to determine the issues that matter most to UFCW members and the workers the UFCW fights for every day.

Based on these results, as well as additional discussions with UFCW Local Presidents and the UFCW Executive Board, the collective decision was that Hillary Clinton is indeed the best qualified and positioned candidate to win in 2016 and fight for the issues – such as job security, fair scheduling, paid leave, raising wages, immigration and health care reform – that matter most to our diverse union family.

Marc Perrone, International President of the UFCW, released the following statement about the endorsement of Hillary Clinton.

“For our union family, the 2016 Presidential election is about electing someone who will fight every single day for the issues that matter most to our 1.3 million hard-working members and their families. And, as one of the most diverse unions in the nation, we believe it is critical to select a candidate who is not just ready to be President, but who best understands that the strength of this nation is our unity and diversity.

“It is our members’ strong belief that Hillary Clinton is not just the strongest presidential candidate, but the right one. By working together, we believe our incredible members can help Secretary Clinton create the better America that our union family and all middle- and working-class families have earned and deserve.

“We announce this endorsement with the full belief that the frustrations felt by the American people are real, and that they deserve an America where better wages and better benefits are enjoyed by all who help make this nation great.

“For us, these incredible retail and non-retail workers, who help feed and serve this nation, deserve a president like Hillary Clinton who will fight to make sure that paid leave, stable schedules, and higher wages become more than an election promise – they’ll become a reality.

“We would like to thank our members for their input, and are proud to have taken the time to make a thoughtful decision about this presidential endorsement. These decisions are always difficult, especially when we have good and committed candidates who have dedicated their lives to fighting for America’s families.

“To Sen. Sanders and Gov. O’Malley, we would like to thank them and acknowledge their passion and commitment to the better America we all believe in. Their voices have made a difference in this race, and we hope they will continue to speak out for the issues that Secretary Clinton and all our families care about.

“Looking ahead to the fall, we are dedicated to mobilizing all our 1.3 million members across every state to help make Hillary Clinton the next President of the United States.”

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John Briley
Post Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:24 pm

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http://ufcw5.org/bernie-sanders-workers/

Bernie Sanders & Workers

September 13, 2015



When was the last time you saw a nominee for president carry a picket sign? Heck, when was the last time you saw a candidate for mayor carry a picket sign? Bernie Sanders doesn’t think supporting workers is “controversial” it’s a key part of his moral and political philosophy. Sanders thinks walking picket lines and backing working families is more important than being glamorous, jet setting or sucking up to Wall Street. Support for him by unions seems like a no-brainer.

Click here for more information on Sander’s candidacy and how it will help working families.
http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/18388/bernie-sanders-unions-labor-movement





@ UFCW I.U. President Marc Perrone,...........

Regarding the following excerpt from above..........

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UFCW HIGHLIGHTS LENGTHY MEMBER DRIVEN ENDORSEMENT PROCESS IN ORDER TO SELECT STRONGEST 2016 CANDIDATE

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Since last year, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), the largest private sector union in the nation, has actively engaged and reached out to its 1.3 million diverse members about the issues they care about, and the positions they believe the next President of the United States should embody. Based on the collective opinion of our members, the UFCW is announcing today its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.

Today’s announcement reflects a yearlong commitment made by the UFCW to pursue a thorough presidential endorsement process. As part of this effort, the UFCW conducted a series of nationwide meetings with current members and Local UFCW officers, internal polls of our union members, as well as focus groups with working and middle class non-union families from across the country who currently work or have worked in retail, to determine the issues that matter most to UFCW members and the workers the UFCW fights for every day.


How about providing details of the "alleged" lengthy driven endorsement process the UFCW engaged in re: the above!
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John Briley
Post Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:54 pm

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-ufcw-endorsement_56955dfde4b086bc1cd57c46

Hillary Clinton Wins Endorsement From United Food and Commercial Workers Union

The 1.3 million-member union says Clinton is its candidate.

01/12/2016

Dave Jamieson
Labor Reporter, The Huffington Post

Excerpt:

Marc Perrone, UFCW's president, said in a statement that the union's members "deserve a president like Hillary Clinton who will fight to make sure that paid leave, stable schedules, and higher wages become more than an election promise."

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