Labor – Workplace Democracy

It is imperative that employees enjoy workplace democracy, which includes the following:

  1. The right to elect representatives to sit equally with management on the Board of Directors.
  2. The right to fair and democratic elections of their own union officers.
  3. No permanent replacement of striking workers.
  4. No forced overtime.
  5. Flexible working schedules so employees can arrange their own time to deal with personal and family concerns.
  6. 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.
  7. All workers must have health care coverage, at least half paid by employer, until the passage of universal health care.
  8. 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.
  9. Minimum pensions for all workers, fully vested and portable, that do not reduce social security benefits.
  10. Mediation as the first available solution to labor–management disputes, with an agreed-upon time limit.
  11. New union members’ right to submit a first contract to binding arbitration at the request of the union.
  12. 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.
  13. Requiring employers who purchase or merge with other companies to honor all existing collective bargaining agreements and contracts.
  14. Labor’s right to stock ownership and oversight of the investment of its own funds in the company where it works.

Source: Green Party

Labor Unions



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I have been a Peace and Social Justice Advocate most all of my adult life. In 2022, I am again running for U.S. Congress in CA under the Green Party. This Blog and website are meant to be a progressive educational site, an alternative to corporate media and the two dominate political parties. Your comments and participation are most appreciated. (Click photo) .............................................. Paid for by Michael Kerr for Congress with Peace and Justice C00803577
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