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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.
The Green Party joins the rail workers reform caucus, Railroad Workers United, in calling on Congress to instead use the opportunity to empower workers, including by adopting publicly-owned railways, paid family and sick leave for workers, and expanded union rights by passing the PRO Act as well funding the NLRB to ensure union rights are protected.
The Green Party of New York gubernatorial ticket is marking Labor Day with a call for an Economic Bill of Rights that includes a $20 minimum wage, a guaranteed income above poverty, state-level Medicare-for-All, affordable housing and child care, tuition-free public college, stronger union organizing rights, and a “just transition” for workers and communities displaced in the transition to 100% clean energy.
Workers and Communities Unite
We honor Labor Day in support of union power and collective bargaining rights
Today, the struggle for labor and workers' rights is as relevant as ever.
It may have taken a global pandemic and decades of a two-party monopoly's corporate-serving policies but we are seeing a wave of emerging labor mobilization.
This Labor Day, the Mountain Party reiterates our commitment to the labor movement. From Starbucks to Amazon, workers across the country are banding together to win better pay and benefits and a greater say in their workplace.
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.
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.