SEIU Local endorses Bernie Sanders
October 22. 2015 12:06PM
The Service Employees International Union Local 560 is endorsing Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.
“Bernie Sanders is the most honest man in Washington,” said Earl Sweet, president of SEIU Local 560, in a statement from the campaign. “There’s no question about what Bernie Sanders believes because he has always meant what he said - and to many of us in the labor movement, that’s a breath of fresh air.”
The union local, based in Hanover, represents more than 500 workers across the energy, trades, dining, custodial, security and hospitality industries, according to the campaign.
Sanders, an independent U.S. Senator from Vermont, announced early this week the endorsement of IBEW 490 and three additional staff hires in New Hampshire.