The union representing some Burlington city employees has endorsed independent Carina Driscoll, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders' stepdaughter, who is running for mayor of the city where Sanders got his start in politics.
Union President Karl Labounty said his group believes Driscoll has the workers' interests at heart — especially in regard to worker safety. WPTZ-TV reports the union represents the city's public works employees and those in the treasurer's office and at City Hall.
Driscoll said she was honored to receive the endorsement and that employees deserve some control over the budgets that affects worker safety.
Incumbent Democratic Mayor Miro Weinberger, who is running for a third term, said he was disappointed not to receive the endorsement of the employee union. Weinberger also noted he had received endorsements from three other city worker unions.
Also running for mayor in the March 6 Town Meeting Day election is independent Infinite Culcleasure.
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