The Green Party supports working people

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The right to organize unions, bargain freely and strike when necessary is being destroyed by employers and their representatives in government. Today, nearly one out of ten workers involved in union organizing drives is illegally fired by employers who wage a campaign of fear, threats, and slick propaganda to keep workers from exercising a genuinely free choice.

And as union membership falls, so do the wages of all working people, union and non-union alike. We support efforts to overcome these legal handicaps, especially in the South and Southwest where the laws are most hostile. We also must dedicate ourselves to fighting for a complete overhaul of this country's labor laws

The Green Party supports the irreducible right of working people, without hindrance, to form a union and to bargain collectively with their employer. This right was guaranteed under the National Labor Relations Act of 1935.


 

WHEATON, IL – The Illinois Green Party (ILGP) wholeheartedly supports the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) in its struggle with the Chicago Public Schools over in-person learning and school safety.

The CTU, naturally, is taking a stand to help protect its members from contracting the Coronavirus, but in doing so it is also protecting the health and safety of the children in the public schools and their families. Although political leaders argue that schools are safe, they are ignoring certain salient points.


Did you know that many members of the North Carolina Green Party are organizers for Social Justice, against the War On Drugs and Mass Incarceration, for a World Beyond War and a Living Wage?

Check out these NC Greens in the news.


I'm Connor Mulvaney and I'm running for Pittsburgh City Council against a wealthy incumbent funded by corporations, developers, law firms, and establishment politicians.

My team is made up of volunteers and fueled by small grassroots donations from everyday residents. I want to fight to bring the ignored voices of South Pittsburgh's residents into the City County Building.


K.A. Heard Jr. is currently running for Cincinnati City Council to build back better, continue to create great public safety and make sure our infrastructure stays safe. Building back better for Mr. Heard Jr. means that we unify our communities.

Logan Simmering is a Union Ironworker running to represent the working class on Cincinnati City Council. Simmering believes "It is impossible to create positive and lasting change without addressing the ongoing legacy of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, and classism that exists in Cincinnati."


My name is Samantha Pree-Stinson. I am you and you are me. I am a working class mother and small business owner. I believe in the power of community. I love our city. I fell in love here and met my husband of almost 20 years. We raise our three sons here, and we are part of the fabric that makes Minneapolis a place that we believe in.


  • Portland Firefighters Local 740 endorses Anna Trevorrow for Portland City Council - District 1

In her near-decade of elected municipal experience in Portland Maine, Anna Trevorrow has acquired a deep understanding of how our city government works and a keen sense of how to improve it. She has a demonstrated ability to navigate complex issues and bring people together to arrive at solutions.


ASBURY PARK, NJDominique Faison is making one thing clear about her economic agenda: eliminating the gender pay gap is a major priority. Faison, an Asbury Park resident running for a Legislative District 11 Assembly seat, says such a legislative priority is long overdue.

"Ensuring women are being paid fair wages, just like their male counterparts, is one of the keys to allowing families all over the state to have a chance to improve their overall economic position," states Faison. "With more women needing to work to keep their family afloat, equal pay would go a long way to uplift every family in New Jersey as well as help in the battle against child poverty."


Logan Simmering is a Union Ironworker running to represent the working class on Cincinnati City Council. He grew up in a small town in Maine, one still governed by the traditional town meeting, and attended public schools. He earned a BA degree in History and Political Science at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina.


On September 24, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Pennsylvania endorsed Green Party candidate Kearni Warren, who is running for Chester City Council. SEIU Healthcare PA said on Facebook, "Pennsylvania healthcare workers are proud to support Kearni Warren for Chester City Council At-Large. As a home care worker, union member, and leader in SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, Kearni will fight for caregivers, working families, and good union jobs."

Cheryl Womack, spokesperson for SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, said, "I appreciate Kearni Warren and support her 100%! Her record of loyalty, dedication, sacrifice, and willingness to help others is impeccable. She is a phenomenal woman, and I know she will bring positive change to Chester."


We are excited and grateful to have the support of Allegheny County Councilwoman, Liv Bennett , in our race for Pittsburgh City Council! Councilwoman Bennett is an ardent fighter for housing justice and racial justice in our region, both major concerns of our campaign.

"Pittsburghers deserve a working-class representative who will fight for them. I'm endorsing Connor Mulvaney for City Council District 4 because I believe his is that fighter. A vote for Conner is a vote for unions, a vote for climate justice, a vote for racial justice, and a vote for an end to gentrification. Please join me in supporting his campaign."

Olivia Bennett