We join with workers around the world commemorating the martyred Chicago Haymarket workers, killed by police in 1886, while fighting for the 8-hour work-day. Today, we re-commit to mobilize, humbled by the worker-leaders everywhere who have sacrificed themselves to improve people's lives.
As Governor of New Jersey I will continue accompanying our righteous struggles to defend and expand working rights for working people, both documented and undocumented.Read more
Stands in Solidarity With Labor
RICHMOND,VA – The Green Party of Virginia leadership has voted to endorse the Workers March scheduled for April 30 in Washington, DC. It encourages its members, supporters and friends to join in solidarity.
In his first message to Congress Abraham Lincoln said it well, that "Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves higher consideration."Read more
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Cheri Honkala, a well-known Kensington-based anti-poverty activist and candidate for Pennsylvania State Representative in the 197th district has been endorsed by a national progressive political action organization, Our Revolution, and a local progressive group, Philadelphia Neighborhood Networks.
Our Revolution, the group kicked off by 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, announced its endorsement for Honkala on Tuesday.Read more
Upper Hudson Green Party Statement of Support for Workers on Strike at Momentive Performance Materials
Albany – The Upper Hudson Green Party (UHGP) stands in solidarity with the workers of IUE-CWA Local 81359 on strike at the Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) plant in Waterford, NY. Noting the absolute greed of Leon Black, billionaire chair of Apollo Global Management – which controls MPM – in refusing to negotiate in good faith and instead hiring inexperienced scab workers who have presided over deadly chemical spills every 2.6 days, the UHGP called for a fair contract for the IUE-CWA workers. UHGP officers also noted the power of collective action and class struggle by workers and community members fighting against the corrosive effects of inequality and environmental assaults in late capitalist society, and the need to pass pro-labor legislation and radically transform society.Read more