Resolutions

Resolution: Support for OVEC Unionization

March 23, 2021 – State Executive Committee

A Resolution in Support for OVEC Unionization

WHEREAS, the employed majority of the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC) has voted to form a union under the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) to advocate for improved workplace conditions;

WHEREAS, workers of the OVEC Union have requested voluntary recognition by the OVEC Board of Directors on March 4, 2021;

WHEREAS, workers demand a standardized pay scale and an equal discipline policy in the workplace;

WHEREAS, workers demand union representation at any meeting affecting their terms of employment; 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the West Virginia Mountain Party maintains the position that environmental justice cannot be achieved without also having economic justice, racial justice, and social justice;

BE IT RESOLVED that the West Virginia Mountain Party recognizes OVEC workers’ victories for environmental justice in Appalachia; and

BE IT RESOLVED that the West Virginia Mountain Party hereby unequivocally supports the rights of these workers to unionize at their workplace and collectively bargain.