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I am against fusion voting and the OWFP for the simple reason that both create a redundancy that will dilute the power of the Democratic Party of Oregon to be the strongest and staunches supporter of working families as it has been throughout modern history.
Why redundant? One only has to read Article 3 of the Democratic Party of Oregon Democratic Principles: Our Responsibilities and Rights as Workers and Business People, to understand that Labor already has a political party to protect and advocate for the needs of workers . To wit:
Labor: Ensuring Workers Rights, including Retirement Security
We support the right of workers to blow the whistle on unsafe or unethical practices in the workplace without retaliation, particularly workers not represented by organized labor.
We support workers’ rights to form a union and its right to assess non-member workers for cost of representation directly benefiting them.
We oppose the use of public funds for decertification of unions, opposition to union organizing, or interference in labor disputes.
We support international fair trade that meets standards set by the International Labor Organization.
We support International Trade Treaties that protect American Workers.
We support the global right of international workers to form unions without fear of retribution.
We oppose the privatization of public sector jobs and the outsourcing of public and private sector jobs and services.
We support direct hires.
We oppose the sale of goods made by forced and/or sweatshop labor, and condemn the exploitation of children in the workplace.
Sustainable job creation should be a public and private enterprise priority.
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