On the blue wall in front of the Green-chief Robert Habeck, and DGB-Chef Reiner Hoffmann set up, there are a lot of phrases. Justice, work, solidarity – prominent in the middle. Participation, good work, and collective bargaining.

Clearly, the two are in Berlin, the Foyer of the German trade Union Confederation, in the chamber of the Heart of the trade unions of the country. Only those who look closely will see that the word Ecology. Small, pale, on edge, upright. Forth fit the Green here?

Habeck and Hoffmann are convinced: Yes, that fits. And the surprise, the DGB trade unions, but traditionally the SPD-close to the Green, however, often still as an Eco-party for high earners, which can afford the protection of the environment. That Verdi boss Frank Bsirske is a Green, half because barely and also in the fall in pension.

“I claim that both the parties and the trade unions, learning organizations,” says Hoffmann on the question of whether something is grown between the DGB and the countryside. The DGB was not politically neutral, but politically independent. You’ve approached in the last few years, “significant”, have joint objectives in spite of controversial discussions.

This should music be in Habecks ears, speaks modestly of a “normal working relationship”. If the Greens want to translate the survey results of more than 20 per cent of votes, you need to line up wide. In order for the SPD to recover the Status as the leading force of the centre-left, must leave the Image of the Eco-FDP, the Social in addition to environmental and climate protection to the fore. Because in the Eco-area of the Green to mute people a lot. “The energy, Transport, Agricultural and any turning I forget,” the head of the consumer Central, Klaus Müller, said at the weekend in the “taz”.

The party’s top working on the social counter-weight. Guarantee annuity guarantee hedging instead of Hartz IV, the children’s basic security, digital expensive for Google and co., “Soli” for equivalent living conditions. Especially in the Eastern campaign before the state elections in Brandenburg, Saxony and Thuringia, these proposals will draw on social policy. Where a CO2 tax for climate protection for Poorer more heavily, to create an Energy balance.

The Greens are looking for new “alliances” in society, to achieve their goals, as they say. Invited to your first Federal Congress as a party chief in Leipzig in the autumn of Habeck and Anna Lena Baerbock IG-metal-Chef Jörg Hofmann a, which represents, among other things, the workers of the auto industry. He praised the commitment of the party against the Right as a “light look in these politically difficult times”, and also stressed otherwise common points of view, even if associated with the reminder, to not forget about the Ecology of the Jobs.

This warning does not have to get rid of DGB-Chef Hoffmann on Tuesday, the Habeck takes over. Yes it is “naive”, that there was to solve no problems, he says. Well protection understand and climate as opposites, as it is in the Union occurring, but it is an “intellectual return to the 70s”. None of the unionists have spoken of this contrast, he says after the Meeting, the members of the management Board of Green and DGB. Hoffmann nods vigorously.

The two men have Since’ Since’ more climate protection, especially from the CDU and the CSU, to defend the design of a climate law for the protection of the environment, Minister Svenja Schulze (SPD) against attacks from the Union, calling for greater collective bargaining coverage in the German company. “Expressly” in the environmental sectors, stresses Habeck, and called the producers of green electricity, organic food stores and modern transport company. It was super, if you were making the world ecologically. “But not at the expense of the social partnership in Germany.”