It is imperative that employees enjoy workplace democracy, which includes the following:
- The right to elect representatives to sit equally with management on the Board of Directors.
- The right to fair and democratic elections of their own union officers.
- No permanent replacement of striking workers.
- No forced overtime.
- Flexible working schedules so employees can arrange their own time to deal with personal and family concerns.
- All workers, temporary or permanent, must be paid a living wage. The federal minimum wage for all workers should be set to at least $15 per hour, indexed to inflation.
- All workers must have health care coverage, at least half paid by employer, until the passage of universal health care.
- All workers must have unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, and access to a jobs search program when they are unemployed. This security applies to farm workers as well.
- Minimum pensions for all workers, fully vested and portable, that do not reduce social security benefits.
- Mediation as the first available solution to labor–management disputes, with an agreed-upon time limit.
- New union members’ right to submit a first contract to binding arbitration at the request of the union.
- Labor’s first right to buy out a company that is for sale or is going bankrupt, or being outsourced to another state or another country.
- Requiring employers who purchase or merge with other companies to honor all existing collective bargaining agreements and contracts.
- Labor’s right to stock ownership and oversight of the investment of its own funds in the company where it works.
Source: Green Party