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Proposal ID1096
Proposal2022 Platform Amendment: Chapter II, Section G Labor, 2f Living Wage
PresenterPlatform Committee Sponsor: Nevada Green Party, South Carolina Green Party
Floor ManagerChris Stella
Discussion08/22/2022 - 09/18/2022
Voting09/19/2022 - 09/25/2022
Presens Quorum32 0.6666
Consens Quorum58 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes


The current language is somewhat confusing when read in combination with Chapter IV, Section D – Livable Income. That section includes a call for a universal basic income, so rather than tying ourselves to a specific number for wages that is quickly growing out of date, we should emphasize the broader plan of the Green platform to support a Livable Income for all. This also recognizes that the “gig economy” is increasingly turning many workers into contractors. We also cite Chapter IV Section H which calls for “Adopting a reduced-hour (30-35 hours) work week as a standard.”


Amend Chapter 2 Social Justice, Section G – Labor, Subsection 2(f) to replace the current language:

"All workers, temporary or permanent, must be paid a living wage. The federal minimum wage for all workers should be set to at least $15 per hour, indexed to inflation."

with the following language:

"All workers, temporary or permanent, employee or contractor, must be paid a living wage suitable for a single income, working full-time 30-35 hours per week [see Chapter IV, Section H, of this platform for more information]. The federal minimum wage for all workers should be indexed to inflation and adjusted regularly to ensure all workers nationwide continue to receive a living wage. The tipped minimum wage should be abolished. To ensure a livable income for all people, we support additional measures such as implementing a universal basic income [see Chapter IV, Section D, of this platform for more information]."


Approval of this proposal will amend the 2020 GPUS Platform.

Nevada Green Party, co-chair: Margery Hanson,
South Carolina Green Party, co-chair: Jessica Lazenby,

Original author:
Garret Wassermann,


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