Jill Stein on Unions

Last Updated : Jul 12, 2012

Summary

Dr Stein and the Green Party are strong supporters of unionization in both the public and private sectors. The official Green Party platform calls for a large number of workers rights, ranging from a fair wage to all workers to giving labot the first right to purchase a company that is going into bankruptcy.

In May of 2012, Dr Stein confirmed her support for the Employee Free Choice Act in a debate. She also stated that free trade agreements such as NAFTA had been a primary cause of the decline of worker's quality of pay and working environment.

 

Victoria Theatre Debate

In May of 2012, Dr Stein debated fellow Green party candidate Roseanne Barr at the Victoria theatre in San Francisco. A question was proposed on unions and Dr Stein stated that she supported federal unionization for transportation employees and the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act (known by its opponents as card check). She also notes her view that free trade agreements are destructive to unions.

 

Green Party Platform

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