I have a 30 year long track record of being both a small business owner and a strong supporter of workers and of organized labor at the same time. Our interests are the same and we can work together, instead of being pitted against each other.
I have owned a business for 30 years, created and sustained jobs and provided a valuable service to many clients at a reasonable price. I know about the problems of small business and how our needs tend to be ignored by all levels of government.
I have also walked a picket line to support striking workers, worked for livable wage ordinances, supported the creation of a single payer health care system, supported the formation of a union at Fletcher Allen Hospital and supported their efforts to reduce the patient/staff ratio, spoken out in support of the Communications Workers of Verizon in opposing the sale to Fairpoint.