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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 ...

Freedom Socialist Party: ‘Turn the inspiring defense of Midwest workers into a national offensive against the profit vultures!’

Socialism.com:

In the state Capitol buildings and streets of the Midwest, unionists, other workers, and students are heroically resisting the attempt by politicians and employers to resolve the economic crisis at a deadly cost to working people.

Protesters lit the flame in Wisconsin, where they have continuously occupied the Capitol since February 14 in a fight to preserve the bargaining rights of public workers.… Read more ...

Peace and Freedom Party: Solidarity with Wisconsin’s Workers and Students

Posted on February 22, 2011 by the State Executive Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party:

The Peace and Freedom Party stands in solidarity with Wisconsin’s worker and student demonstrations. We demand:

* The Wisconsin Legislature kill the bill that would deny collective bargaining to state workers
* Governor Walker refrain from calling in the National Guard or police
* Education and union jobs are a right
* Cancel interest payments to the banks
* Tax the rich and their corporations

We applaud the workers and students of Wisconsin for leading the way in a “people’s filibuster” while Democrats hide out to deny a quorum to the Republicans.… Read more ...