Labor

Labor

“Democrats will remove obstacles for workers, public and private, to exercise their right to organize and join unions. We recognize how unions contribute to building a stronger middle class, as well as their critical role in fighting for living wages, fair work rules and hiring practices, and safe working conditions.”

We Affirm:

1. That our elected leaders must stand in support of unionization in fields that are typically unrepresented by unions such as the gig economy, service and home-care jobs, adjunct college teachers, etc.;
2. We support the rights of workers to organize and to bargain collectively for a safe and fair working environment; and
3. The government should bargain in good faith at all times.

We Will:

1. Protect and expand social security;
2. Oppose the privatization of social security;
3. Support paid parental leave and expanding publicly-funded childcare;
4. Reject tax policies and global trade agreements that incentivize the outsourcing of American jobs;
5. Support fair labor practices for workers regardless of their immigration status;
6. Support project labor agreements;
7. Support fair and equitable Earned Sick Leave policies for all workers in New Mexico;
8. Hire local union shops and businesses that uphold the rights and dignity of workers;
9. Expose and oppose “right-to-work” laws which are anti-union, limit the rights and benefits, and suppress the wages of workers;
10. Eliminate unfair hiring and firing practices;
11. Support retirement plans for all without diminishing benefits and increasing employee contributions to benefits;
12. Give preference to employee-owned companies, cooperatives, and companies that operate under workers’ councils (workers holding seats on corporate boards of directors) in the awarding of state contracts;
13. Support equal pay for all within same-leveled positions based on education and seniority;
14. Encourage all employers to recognize workers needs for rest periods and we call upon NM Legislators to enact law requiring rest periods for employees; and
15. Support guaranteeing severance pay for workers laid off from companies acquired by private equity investors.


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