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U.S. Senator from Vermont and candidate for President of the United States.
As frontline workers, we put the needs of our customers before our own every time we start a shift. It’s time Walmart enact a #PaidLeave policy to provide us some protections from COVID-19.
#Frontline Transport Workers must be protected. When employers don't meet their obligation to protect us, workers must fightback to defend our health and safety. When workers fightback we win!! #CoronavirusPandemic #PPENow #Covid19 @ATU, Transit Union
. @Walmart is owned by the wealthiest family in the country. Their workers should not have to put their lives at risk to earn their paycheck. Walmart must end their greed, guarantee sick leave to all and stop putting workers at risk.
Our country is facing its worst crisis in modern history. Congress must pass, in the very near future, the boldest piece of legislation ever written in modern history. Join me to discuss the next phase of our response. With music by @Bon Iver and @Ciro Di Marzio https://www.pscp.tv/w/cVe3DjMyNzU3OTl8MWxEeExna2JxUHlKbTNY7IGdeoAUHNpCydm_x6vBLLbGYrLUKSuMVZe4z1sd
Join us soon for our virtual town hall at http://live.berniesanders.com. What questions do you have about the health and economic crises we're facing that you would like to hear answered?
If you're able, please chip in to support Get Us PPE Fund, Feeding America, Movement for Black Lives COVID19 Mutual Aid Fund, UE Research and Education Fund, United for Respect, and Freelancers Relief Fund, who are helping those in need during this crisis.https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bernie-coronavirus-new-donations/?refcode=tw200404
52 years ago, Rev. Dr. #MLK was assassinated. Despite great ridicule & resistance from the status quo, he continued to fight for justice!🙏🏾👊🏾 “God never intended for one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth, while others live in abject deadening poverty.”
Hotspots like NYC are in dire need of supplies to protect the health care workers risking their lives to care for others. I agree with @Bill de Blasio and @NYSNA: Trump must stop playing political games and get it done now. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/politics/bill-de-blasio-coronavirus-medical-supplies-cnntv/index.html
In this unprecedented moment in modern American history, it is imperative that we respond in an unprecedented way. That means that Congress must pass, in the very near future, the boldest piece of legislation ever written in modern history. https://berniesanders.com/issues/priorities-next-coronavirus-relief-package/
It's outrageous that frontline workers like the @NationalNursesUnited are treating those with COVID-19 and still don't have sufficient protective equipment amid this crisis. Trump must immediately and forcefully use the Defense Production Act to get this done. https://act.medicare4all.org/signup/covid-19-protect/
Jeff Bezos: The richest man in the world. Amazon: Pays $0 in federal income taxes. Workers: Unable to get the protection they need. The greed has got to end. I stand with Amazon workers who are fighting for their rights.
I stand with the flight attendants. The airline grants in the COVID-19 bill must be approved now to fully fund the paychecks and benefits of 2 million workers. Secretary Mnuchin: Stop delaying this relief. Workers can't afford to wait. They need help now. https://www.afacwa.org/tell_secretary_mnuchin_you_can_t_leverage_people
If you can't win on your ideas and need to depend on low turnout and voter suppression, get out of politics and get another job.
The Speaker of the Georgia state House doesn't like mailing voters absentee ballots during the virus outbreak. Why? Because he says it will hurt conservative Republicans by driving up turnout. https://twitter.com/bluestein/status/1245539045331132416
Health care workers risk their lives every day to fight this pandemic, and they deserve to have their collective bargaining rights protected. Clark County must reverse this disgraceful decision.