Labor and Climate News
The Labor Network for Sustainability, Democratic Socialists of America and 350.org invite union members, labor organizers and divestment campaigners to a city and state divestment webinar on Dec 10 at 8pm ET. Please join us and circulate widely. Facebook event and advertising graphics coming later this week
Northeast Regional Labor Convergence on Climate Change Displays Growing Size and Momentum of the Labor-Climate Movement
On November 17, 2018 the Labor Network for Sustainability organized the Northeast Regional Labor Convergence on Climate Change. The convergence brought together over 90 labor leaders and allies from eight states across the northeast to discuss labor’s role in the urgently needed transition to a just and sustainable economy that both protects the climate as well as the lives and livelihoods of workers and frontline communities that are threatened by climate catastrophe.
Last year, people took action in dozens of cities across the U.S. demanding that our local, state and federal governments make public transit accessible and affordable to all, create good jobs by expanding our public transit systems, and protect our health and climate by using renewable energy to power our buses and trains.
One week before Election Day, Mustafa Salahuddin, President of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1336, spoke at a press conference alongside the Executive Director of Greater Bridgeport Transit, the employer of many of Local 1336’s members.