Tag Archives: Labor Day

Hawkins: Workers Need More Rights and Economic Democracy

Above image: People participate in a workers’ rights protest on September 14, 2017. By Ben Smith for The Daily Iowan.

By Howie Hawkins

As someone who has been a union member since I was a Marine with the American Servicemen’s Union until I retired last year as a Teamster as well as a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, I have lived the reality of mistreatment of workers in the United States.Read more ...

Green Party, celebrating Labor Day, “promotes Green agenda for working people”

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Press release from GP.org, September 5th, 2016:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Labor Day 2016, Green Party leaders and candidates called for living wages, Single-Payer health care, cancellation of student debt, defeat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a Green New Deal to end growing economic inequality, and conversion to a system based on ecological economics.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins: Labor Day Reflections, 2013

Howie Hawkins during his 2010 campaign for Governor of New York

From GP.org

On Labor Day, it is once again an appropriate time to ask the questions we asked leading up to the Aug. 27 community forum in Syracuse on the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Justice.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Monday Message: High Unemployment on Labor Day

Dear Friend of Liberty,

It’s hard to celebrate Labor Day when unemployment is 9.6 percent.

Government interference is the single biggest cause of unemployment. Minimum wage laws, OSHA, ADA, etc., etc., make it difficult both to hire and to fire workers. (And when it’s difficult to fire workers, it’s much less likely that they will be hired in the first place.) To reduce unemployment, we need to start repealing laws!… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: ‘Honoring Those Who Toil’

By Ralph Nader
Nader.org

What does Labor Day mean anymore other than another day off, another store sale and, in some cities, parades ever smaller and more devoid of passion for elevating the well-being of working people?

Philosopher/mechanic Matthew B. Crawford, in his recent, embracing book, Shop Craft as Soulcraft has a thoughtful consideration.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Monday Message: Promoting Free Labor Markets

Dear Friend of Liberty,

First, I’d like to wish you a happy Labor Day.

Second, I thought I’d share Plank 2.7 of the Libertarian Party Platform:

“Labor Markets

We support repeal of all laws which impede the ability of any person to find employment. We oppose government-fostered forced retirement. We support the right of free persons to associate or not associate in labor unions, and an employer should have the right to recognize or refuse to recognize a union.… Read more ...

Mahoning Valley Greens hold “unofficial” Labor Day Parade

posted at Green Party Watch
Mahoning Valley Greens hold “unofficial” Labor Day Parade

September 7th, 2009

Youngstown, Ohio, once one of the great steel towns in America, no longer holds a Labor Day Parade.

Today, the Mahoning Valley Greens held an “unofficial” parade by walking down the sidewalks that our grandfathers and fathers walked to the old steel mill areas and held a brief ceremony and salute at one of the old entrances to the Steel Mills on the Center Street Bridge.

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