Sep 9, 2010

Unions and Labor Organizations Back Green Party Candidates

From a Green Party press release:
Green candidates for Congress and other public offices have drawn important endorsements from unions and labor organizations, as well as union leaders and rank and file members throughout the US.

"Unions and working people are waking up to the fact that they have a party willing to fight for them -- the Green Party," said Howie Hawkins, Green candidate for Governor of New York ( and a member of Teamsters Local 317 (see below).

"While Democratic politicians take labor votes for granted, Greens are pushing for the creation of millions of Green jobs, public works programs, and the right to organize in the nation's workplaces. While Democrats cave in to wealthy corporate lobbies and campaign contributors, Greens are promoting Medicare For All and opposing plans by the White House's 'Catfood Commission' to cut Social Security. When Democrats and Republicans sent Wall Street billions in bailouts, Greens demanded help for working people suffering under the economic meltdown. The Green Party says: we don't have a shortage of work ethic in America, we have a shortage of work," said Mr. Hawkins.

Recent labor endorsements for Green candidates . . . 

TOM CLEMENTS, South Carolina Green candidate for the US Senate ( . . .

BEN MANSKI, candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly in District 77 (

LYNNE WILLIAMS, running for the Maine State Senate in Hancock County (

HUGH GIORDANO, running for State Representative in Pennsylvania's 194th district (

MARK SWANEY, Green nominee for Arkansas state representative in the 90th district,

ROGER GAY, candidate for Maine State Representative in District 134 (
HOWIE HAWKINS, candidate for Governor of New York and member of Teamsters Local 317 

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