New York’s transit workers union endorses Bernie Sanders

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Despite his recent flub — assuming NYC’s subway system still used tokens — New York’s transit workers union is still feeling the Bern.

This is more than a token endorsement.

New York’s transit workers union is feeling the Bern, throwing its support behind the fiery Vermont senator’s quest for the presidency.

The Transport Workers Union Local 100, representing 42,000 workers in the New York region, on Wednesday endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders ahead of the state’s April 19 presidential primary.


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New York City’s transit union, Transport Workers Union Local 100, has thrown their support behind Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.

Sanders visited the union hall in downtown Brooklyn to pick up the endorsement.

The endorsement vote was nearly unanimous in favor of Sanders, according to a union source.


In an interview with the Daily News editorial board, Sanders said he last rode the subway about a year ago and thought the system still used tokens.

But his rival for the Democratic nomination, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had a subway snafu of her own while campaigning in the city recently. She had to repeatedly swipe her MetroCard to enter a Bronx train station.

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