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Labor Committee for Howie Hawkins for Governor of New York State


We, the undersigned New York State labor union members, support the Green Party campaign for governor by Howie Hawkins.


Environmental, financial and political crises rock the nation. But measures taken in response by those elected to power have made things worse, not better.


Taxpayer bailouts for the Wall Street rich combined with reductions in public programs are not the answer. Endless wars and environmental catastrophe blister on top of job losses. We have suffered progressively unaffordable costs of living in the face of a real decline in our benefits and wages.


With the state and the nation plainly headed in the wrong direction, we need a strong labor movement more than ever. But where is the voice of working people in the elections?


Labor has no voice when it is ever more difficult to tell the difference between the Democratic and the Republican Parties. A prime example: Andrew Cuomo's proposed austerity policy for New York State.


Andrew Cuomo intends to cap state spending while rejecting higher taxes on the rich. His anti-worker, anti-environment, anti-democratic platform is unacceptable. It echoes the big-banker proposals of his Republican opponents.


Working people must have a voice in the November elections, independent of the Republicans and Democrats. The race for Governor of New York is a good place to start.


Howie Hawkins can help us find our voice. Because he is a rank and file unionist, a member of Teamsters Local 317, Howie Hawkins understands workers' concerns in a way that the professional politicians never can and never will.


Howie Hawkins' platform includes:

Take the Rich Off Welfare!
The Wealthy Must Pay Their Share to Erase the Deficit and Fund Jobs,
Schools, Health Care, Homes, the Environment, and Revenue Sharing with Local Governments

Replace the Two-Party Corporate State with Multi-Party Democracy through Proportional Representation, Democratize Legislative Rules,
Strengthen Disclosure Laws for Lobbying and Election Expenditures

Jobs for All at Living Wages

A Single-Payer, Community-Based Health Service

Howie Hawkins complete platform can be seen at

It is time for working people to give up choosing between bad and worse.

It is time to find our own independent voice.

It is time to support a genuine working class alternative to the parties of corporate rule.

It is time to support one of our own, a worker who understands our problems and issues and who will fight with us.

It is time to support Howie Hawkins for Governor of New York State.

Please join us in the Labor Committee for Howie Hawkins.

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Initial Labor Endorsers of the Hawkins Campaign for Governor

Name Union*
Jon Flanders member and past President IAM LL 1145, Trustee, Troy Area Labor Council
Trudy Quaif Steward, PEF­ENCON
Andy Coates, MD Secretary­Treasurer, PEF Division 231
Joe Lombardo member, CSEA 694, delegate, Troy Area Labor Council
Candice Lider Building Rep, NYSUT 10­175, Recording Secy, Troy Area Labor Council
Gordon McClelland Labor Educator, Carpenters,(Retired)
Mary Finneran Building Rep, Coxsackie­Athens Teachers' Association (CATA) NYSUT
Charles Pierce­El UAW Local 624, Retired
Gary Bonaparte Ironworkers Local 378
John DePietro Steward, Teamsters Local 317
Willie Walker, Jr. Member, Teamsters Local 317
Charles Shahin Member, Teamsters Local 317
Kirt Spurchise Member, Teamsters Local 317
Jim Bird Member, Teamsters Local 317
Keith Ashwood Member, Teamsters Local 317
Wayne Abbey Member, Teamsters Local 317
Ed Jastrzab Member, Teamsters Local 317
Allen Perry Member, Teamsters Local 317
Maxwell Brown Member, Teamsters Local 317
Joseph F. McConnell, Jr Member, Teamsters Local 317, Retired
Gerald R. Lotierzo NYSYUT Retired
Stanley Aronowitz Former Exec. Council, Professional Staff Congress, AFT
Michael Pelias Exec. Committee, Long Island University Faculty Federation
Tom Siracuse Member, Social and Economic Justice Committee, UFT
Kristin Schall Member, Professional Staff Congress, AFT
Ron Ehrenreich Member, NYSUT
Stanley R. Scobie UUP/NYSUT, Sgt at Arms, Broome­Tioga Federation of Labor. AFL­CIO
Dar ryl Houshower Steward, IUE/CWA 81359
Art Fleischner Solidarity Comm. of the Capital District, Past President, Troy Area LC
Mark Daigle Member, NYSUT 10­175, Delegate Troy Area Labor Council
Willie Terry Member, CSEA 690, Trustee Troy Area Labor Council
Albert DeMarco PEF 205, Delegate Troy Area Labor Council
Amy DeMarco PEF 205, Delegate Troy Area Labor Council
Anthony Gronowicz Delegate, Professional Staff Congress, AFT
Katharine Dawson NYC NYSUT, Retired
Tim Wolcott NYSUT, Waverly Central Schools
Betty Davis CSA Retired
Ralph Poynter UFT Retired
David Doonan IWW
Megan Behrent Delegate, UFT
Kit Wainer Chapter Leader,
Rachel Cohn, Chapter Leader, UFT
Alex Zhang, Member, UFT
Marian Swerdlow Member, UFT
E. Ezutah Member, UFT
Jason Agosto Delegate, UFT
Matt Schley Chapter Leader, UFT
Jason Norman Chapter Leader, UFT
Chris Asch Member, UFT
Don Anderson Chapter Leader, retired, UFT
Tom Crean Chapter Leader, UFT
Gloria Brandman Chapter Leader; Social & Economic Justice Committee Member, UFT
John Yanno Chapter Leader, UFT
Charles Post Professional Staff Congress­CUNY, AFT 2334
Jeffrey Halpern CSEA local 559 Tryon Center
Corrine DeMolli Member, UFT
Peter Lamphere Chapter Leader, UFT
Ross Hogan Chapter Leader, UFT
Dino Camacho Member, UFT
Neal Pritchard USW Local 1000
Michael Wotypka Member, UFT
Marjorie George Member, UFT
Nick Licari Retired Chapter Leader, UFT
Michael Lambert Gloversville Teacher's Association, NYSUT
Ray Trudell USW Local 1430
Steve Downs TWU 100 Executive Board
Kevin Harrington VP of Rapid Transit Operations, TWU 100


* Organizations listed for identification purposes only

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