Sanders addressed the striking workers. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Two blocks from the Capitol, hundreds of federal contract workers, including 60 Capitol workers, gathered Tuesday to welcome Pope Francis to the United States and pray his presence would push lawmakers to raise their wages and allow for union representation.
“Brothers and sisters, we are here to welcome the pope,” said Joseph Geevaraghese, deputy director of the Change to Win campaign. “We want to welcome him to the Capitol, which is also the capital of income inequality.” Full story